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Overnight closure Sunday night on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

Eastbound I-70 will be closed through the canyon from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed again Sunday night so crews can make emergency repairs, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) said. 

Eastbound I-70 will be closed through the canyon from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. The eastbound lanes will be closed starting at Exit 116, the Glenwood Springs exit. 

The westbound lanes will remain open. 

Overnight roadwork scheduled for Wednesday night was moved to Sunday due to a safety closure for a Flash Flood Warning.

> Video above: Driving through the recently-reopened Glenwood Canyon in August

During the closures, drivers should use the northern alternate route, which is Highway 13 from Rifle to Craig, then east on Highway 40 to Steamboat Springs and Kremmling, then south on Highway 9 to Silverthorne.

The alternate route adds approximately two and a half hours of travel time. 

CDOT said the work is essential for crews to be able to rebuild the retaining wall that supports the eastbound lanes. Crews will be able to work more quickly without traffic on the eastbound lanes, which is important for reaching the goal of having all lanes open by Thanksgiving. 

Crews are making repairs to the interstate after it was damaged by mudslides in July. 

Extended single-lane closures remain in place through the canyon. A single eastbound lane is closed for 1.5 miles, and a single westbound lane is closed for a half mile. 

CDOT automatically closes the flood-prone stretch of highway anytime a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS)Travelers should always monitor COtrip.org for road closure information and check the weather forecast before traveling in this area.

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