Colorado Governor Polis to Visit Glenwood Canyon and Provide a Timeline for Re-opening
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This morning, August 11th, Colorado Governor Jared Polis will visit the I-70 corridor in Glenwood Canyon to survey the damage caused by devastating mudslides in the surrounding area as well as view progress made to clean up and reopen the canyon route.
Governor Polis will be joined by Shoshana Lew, Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, other state officials, as well as incident command and engineering teams leading the response on the ground at 9AM, when they will survey the damage and provide a timeline of re-opening.
Governor Polis looks forward to seeing the damage and the progress that has been made to clear the canyon firsthand. Last week, weather deterred the Governor’s planned aerial observation.
Since mudslides closed I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, Governor Polis has taken immediate action to provide additional resources to reopen the canyon and help mitigate future disasters. Governor Polis issued two state disaster declarations that authorized the use of the Colorado National Guard for traffic control, debris management, and unarmed law enforcement support.