All I-70 lanes reopened after rockslide

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- A big rockslide is blocking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the Cameo exit.

The boulders fell onto the road at 6 a.m., according to Colorado Department of Transportation Director of Communications Amy Ford.

While the rockslide initially blocked both eastbound lanes, one was reopened for a short time to allow some traffic through.

However, around 8:15 a.m., CDOT workers closed both lanes again to help with cleanup and to stabilize the hillside. Contractor Yenter Companies is there to conduct rock scaling with pry bars and airbags, which are inserted into the cracks and inflated.

At 3 p.m., all lanes of I-70 were reopened.

No cars were hit, and no injuries have been reported, Ford says.

Our KKCO 11 News team on scene says one of the boulders is six feet tall, ten feet long and and ten feet wide, so crews have to blast it into pieces to remove it.


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