Rockslide and accidents cleared in De Beque Canyon

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) - Colorado State Patrol says two accidents and the rockslide that caused them have been cleared from I-70 in De Beque Canyon.

The rockslide at mile marker 56 in the eastbound lanes of I-70 caused two accidents that closed the Interstate around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Traffic flowing westbound was not impacted even though some debris spilled into the westbound lanes.

Mesa County Sheriff's Department officials say at 6:50 a.m. traffic was backed up eastbound for at least two miles.

No injuries were reported.

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