A rockslide closed I-70 through DeBeque Canyon over the weekend as rocks came crashing down on vehicles below. Two cars were hit, injuring two women. Parts of the road are still closed due to the slide.
The slide occurred on Sunday near Palisade at mile marker 57 on I-70, with rocks and debris crossing both lanes of traffic. Images show that the rocks are quite large, some of which appear to be roughly the same height of the cars at the scene.
According to Google Maps (as of 9:39 AM MT on 5/6/19), eastbound traffic is still diverted to an alternate route as the cleanup continues.
The extent of the injuries is not known, though the Denver Post has published that they’re minor.
*** TRAFFIC ALERT*** I-70 mile 57 in DeBeque Canyon closed due to rock slide. CDOT engineers hard at work clearing the road and ensuring hillside is safe. pic.twitter.com/kUv3WQk3oa
— CSP Fruita (@CSP_Fruita) May 5, 2019
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