The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are now open, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

CDOT announced that the lanes were re-opened at 6 p.m. The eastbound lanes were re-opened earlier.

Cleanup and rockfall mitigation froma rockslide closed the westbound lanes, then the eastbound lanes as cleanup continued.

CDOT is warning travelers to take care as winter weather and strong winds move into the area.

The lanes were closed to allow rockfall mitigation teams to remove unsafe rocks.

 “We appreciate just how disruptive and frustrating these closures were on a long holiday weekend,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Every Colorado resident and visitor can appreciate the draw of the mountains during the winter, and our crews do everything possible to keep roads safe for everyone to travel.  We thank everyone for their patience as the CDOT team works to respond to rockfall on I-70 so we can keep the road safe for travelers.”

Travelers should continue to check www.cotrip.org and plan ahead before heading out for a destination.

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