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More major Colorado road closures expected in next 10 days as rain causes flooding, landslides

Transportation officials said Wednesday that drivers making summer commutes over the next 10 days should plan carefully and ensure their routes of choice are open as monsoon weather patterns can wreak havoc on Colorado roadways.

Mudslides and flooding have closed major arteries from Interstate 70 to Colo. in Glenwood Canyon this week. 14 in the Poudre Valley and Colo 125 outside Granby – the result of heavy rain in areas scorched by last summer’s record-breaking wildfires.

A woman was killed and three others are missing on Tuesday after flash floods hit Poudre Canyon near Rustic.

Heavy rain is expected over the next seven to 10 days, and road closures are likely, the Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday. News release.

“Slow-moving storms are forecast, with the potential to produce significant amounts of rainfall,” the CDOT said.

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