Mar 11, 2010 11:49 AM

One lane in both directions to open soon on I-70

Workers are getting ready to reopen Interstate 70 in western Colorado, three days after a rock slide tore gaping holes in an elevated section and littered the highway with boulders.

State officials say workers are patching holes, repairing drainage and clearing away snow in Glenwood Canyon Thursday morning.

They plan to open one lane in each direction until other repairs are done. The reopening was delayed so workers could break apart another huge boulder threatening to tumble onto the highway. That work was finished late Wednesday.  A 17-mile stretch of the heavily traveled interstate was closed Monday after the slide. The shortest detour adds more than 200 miles to a trip.


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