EMPIRE, Colo. — Westbound Interstate 70 reopened at US 40 at Empire Junction, located about two miles east of the Georgetown area, after a closure due to rocks and mudslide on Monday, CDOT said.
The closure was lifted around 9 p.m., according to a message from CDOT's Twitter account. The road had closed at 7:30 p.m.
The mudslides are an ongoing issue and have caused I-70 in Glenwood Canyon to close numerous times this summer due to mudslides.
>Video above shows I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed indefinitely after 'extreme damage' from heavy rain and flooding
CDOT automatically closes that flood-prone stretch of highway anytime a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
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