Flash Flooding, Wildfire Burn Scars, And Mudslides: Colorado’s New Reality In The High Country

June 28, 2021
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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon remained closed overnight on June 27, 2021 from Exit 87 to Exit 133. It's the second mudslide in two days, due to flash flood warnings from the Grizzly Creek fire burn scar.

The Colorado Department of Transportation had to close I-70 twice in two days in Glenwood Canyon after flash flooding caused mudslides in the burn scar left by last year's Grizzly Creek fire. We talk with CDOT's Elise Thatcher to find out how they're monitoring for future mudslides and if this is the new normal in a state that's recovering from record-setting wildfires.