Due to mudslides and heavy rain, 108 people were evacuated from the Denver area.

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After a flash flood warning and multiple mudslides, Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon has been closed.

Glenwood Canyon has been evacuated or relocated for at least 108 people. On Friday night, 29 motorists sought refuge at the Hanging Lake Tunnel.

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced the extended closure at 10:15 p.m. local time Thursday.

They said crews “will assess the mudslides and what clean-up is required before the canyon can safely reopen.”

CDOT advised westbound travellers from Denver to take Highway 9 towards Kremmling, then Highway 40 and Colorado 1 south before rejoining I-70 at exit 90.

Flash flood watches remain in effect for the state until Saturday evening, and as much as 1to 2 inches of rain per hour could fall in the storms.

Ten days ago, a woman died and two others went missing after devastating flash floods hit the state.


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