Latest Colorado Department of Transportation News

Colorado freeway closed from mudslides, opens limited lanes

Aug. 13, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The reopening of a vital Colorado interstate highway corridor blocked for weeks by mud and debris slides in a wildfire burn scar is set for Saturday, state transportation officials said. Cleanup operations have been focused on sweeping, removing thousands...

Flood watches in US West as mudslides close major interstate

Aug. 01, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and...

Mudslides force more than 100 to spend night on highway

Jul. 30, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said Friday. The people...