Rock slide temporarily closes stretch of westbound I-70

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VAIL, Colo. — A rock slide closed a stretch of westbound Interstate 70 Monday evening.

The Colorado State Patrol Eagle tweeted at 7:06 p.m. that the closure at mile marker 171 near Vail was necessary as crews cleaned up the rocks.

A picture included in the tweet shows a large dent to the front hood of an SUV. Officials said there were no injuries.

Roughly 10 minutes after the initial tweet, at least one lane was open to traffic.

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