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Westbound I-70 reopens at Empire Junction following closure due to rocks, mudslide

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reopened westbound I-70, about two miles east of Georgetown, after its closure due to rocks and mudslides Monday.

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

RELATED: Gov. Polis preparing state disaster declaration in Glenwood Canyon following I-70 mudslides

RELATED: I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed indefinitely after 'extreme damage' from heavy rain and flooding

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