Rockfall closes Interstate 70

Traffic in both directions disrupted for most of Wednesday

Workers examine the cliffside and road after a rockfall shuts down I-70 in both directions for hours east of the Cameo interchange at Exit 46 Wednesday. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent cliff scalers up the side of the canyon to see if other rocks were loose before clearing the boulders from the pavement and patching damage to the road. Boulders stretched across the eastbound lanes of traffic, above, while several more landed in the westbound lanes.



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Workers examine the cliffside and road after a rockfall shuts down I-70 in both directions for hours east of the Cameo interchange at Exit 46 Wednesday. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent cliff scalers up the side of the canyon to see if other rocks were loose before clearing the boulders from the pavement and patching damage to the road. Boulders stretched across the eastbound lanes of traffic, above, while several more landed in the westbound lanes.

Brisk rains overnight into Wednesday loosened rocks above Interstate 70 in De Beque Canyon, causing a major rockfall east of Palisade on Wednesday morning that shut the critical highway in…




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