SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. —

Interstate 70 between Denver and Summit County was completely reopened around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, following closures for sliding rock and subsequent mitigation.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed eastbound and westbound lanes near Floyd Hill on Friday morning. CDOT said the slide happened at mile marker 248 near Beaver Brook.

The eastbound lanes were cleared by about 3 o'clock.

Drivers trying to go to the mountains Friday were stopped and told to go back toward Denver. 9NEWS Meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen spotted drivers using the emergency turnout as well as the median to avoid the backups. 

Floyd Hill closure
CDOT

Westbound Highway 6 was also closed at I-70, CDOT said.

Friday's incident happened just a few days after two other I-70 rock slides in the same area. CDOT said moisture from this week's snowstorm caused rocks to shift and dirt to slide.

Despite the reopening, drivers, keep in mind that another round of snow could affect conditions Friday evening.

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Check out the 9NEWS Traffic Map for the latest traffic information.

A rockfall has closed both lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 24... 8 near Beaver Brook. Westbound vehicles currently between Beaver Brook and Dumont (mile marker 236) are being turned around to head east. Closures and delays may be extensive, and eastbound I-70 closures will likely be needed later today for rockfall mitigation as well.

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