Gov. Polis to give timeline on reopening I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

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DENVER (KDVR) — Gov. Jared Polis will provide a timeline Wednesday on when Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon could reopen to traffic.

Polis will tour the canyon Wednesday morning to survey the damage and the progress made to clean up and reopen the route after mudslides devastated the area and caused significant damage to I-70.

The governor spoke with FOX31 and Channel 2 Wednesday morning ahead of the news conference. You can watch the interview above. Polis said Glenwood Canyon will not reopen today.

Polis and other officials tour the damage around 9 a.m. and provide a timeline for reopening.

The tour comes a day after Colorado received 10% of its $116 million federal funding request to repair damage and build a new alternate route.

Who will be on the tour

  • Gov. Jared Polis
  • Shoshana Lew, director of the Colorado Department of Transportation
  • other state officials
  • incident command and engineering teams leading the response on the ground

How to watch

Watch FOX31 Morning News and Channel 2 Daybreak to hear from Polis during the 7 a.m. hour. Check back with FOX31 NOW to watch a live stream of the governor’s announcement.

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