Days of Rain Loosens the Earth Closing Roadways for Hours

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Two different roadways in western Colorado close for several hours Monday after rains weaken the earth.

A mudslide near Silt took over I-70, shutting down the westbound lane of the interstate for hours.

Two miles South of Gateway, a flash flood covered Highway 141. This highway was closed during the early morning hours.

Meteorologists say the Western Slope is experiencing a transition period. This happens every time there is a change in season.

The most recent batch of rain was caused when warm air from the South clashed with cold air from Canada.

Monday, Grand Junction's rainfall was .62 inch. This broke the daily record, set back in 1965 of just over .5 inch of rain.

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