Rockslide Closes I-70 in Colorado; Increases Traffic on Highway 40

What could have been a deadly situation, thankfully turned out to just be a highly inconvenient one. A rockslide in Glenwood Canyon in Colorado closed I-70 on Tuesday. National Weather Service reports that “rapidly freezing and thawing temperatures combined with precipitation make for ideal conditions for rockslides in extreme terrain.” Tuesday’s rockslide was an important reminder of the dangerous impact that winter weather can have in western Colorado. It took most of the day for crews to clear the roadway enough for one lane to be open. Highway 40 felt the increase in diverted traffic.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.