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Polis Seeks Funds To Fight Eisenhower Tunnel Fires

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) – Rep. Jared Polis is voicing support for installing a fire suppression system in the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70.

The Colorado Democrat toured the tunnel Thursday. He and others in Colorado’s congressional delegation are working to secure funding for a water mist fire suppression system that the Colorado Department of Transportation estimates would cost $20 million to install in the tunnel.

A recent study by CDOT said a catastrophic fire could shut down the tunnel and might not be able to be contained if there isn’t a fire suppression system available.

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  • Robert Gift

    Yes. And a truck loaded with explosives could be driven in and detonated.
    Don’t waste the money.
    Have a fire truck at the ready (don’they already have one there?) and have the cameras monitoring everything.

  • Ibn Whackinit

    Just have him stay up there.. If there`s a fire He could “Blow” it out!

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