Aftermath of large rock slide to cause delays on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Drivers on Interstate 70 will continue to have delays into Wednesday through Glenwood Canyon after a large rock slide.

While crews still have work to complete, the highway is open in both directions. Both eastbound lanes are fully open, but drivers heading westbound are being funneled into one lane.

The slide happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday near mile marker 122, about 5 miles east of Glenwood Springs.

At least 10 large boulders need to be broken up by crews specializing in rock blasting so they can be moved from a westbound lane, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

That work is underway and will continue into Wednesday. Traffic will be stopped when blasting is in progress.

Additional repairs will also be needed, including potholes formed by rock impacts, a section of median, concrete barrier and rail.

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