December 8, 2022

Glenwood Canyon, Colorado: More than 100 motorists stranded in landslides between states (I-70)

The incident happened Thursday night after debris from burn scars around the site Grizzly Creek Fire – Burned more than 32,000 acres Last August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Glenwood Canyon was dumped on I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel.
“Tunnel CDOD staff assisted travelers staying on the I-70 trash and hanging lake tunnel; 29 motorists took refuge overnight on the tunnel premises. In total, the CDOT accounted for 108 people who have now been evacuated. CDOT said in a press release.
It has rained heavily Submerged the area Frequent flash flood warnings over the past few days. On Thursday night, after a second flash warning from Glenwood Canyon, “landslides and debris reached I-70 in minutes,” CDOT said.

Thus at least 29 vehicles are stuck between the states. CDOT said it was “extremely confident” that everyone in every vehicle would be taken into account.

The interstate will be closed by the weekend due to the cleanup and heavy rain is forecast in the region, the CDOT said.

Glenwood Canyon is located 156 miles west of Denver, Colorado.