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Rain, Snow Cause Travel Problems In Parts Of Colorado

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The rock slide on Hwy. 24 west of Manitou Springs (credit: CBS)

The rock slide on Hwy. 24 west of Manitou Springs (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP/CBS4) — Wet weather has been making travel difficult in parts of Colorado.

In the mountains, Loveland Pass was closed because of snow Thursday.

To the south, U.S. Highway 24 near Manitou Springs was temporarily closed in the morning because of a rock slide likely triggered by all the rain that’s been falling at lower elevations.

The right lane of westbound Interstate 70 west of Frisco was closed Thursday afternoon for about a half an hour because of a rock slide.

Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation said there are reports of several rocks on the roadway, some as big as small vehicles.

The rock slide along I-70 on Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

The rock slide along I-70 on Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Forecasters are keeping an eye for storms that could lead to flash flooding over the surrounding Waldo Canyon burn area but no major problems have been reported so far. Many residents in the Colorado Springs neighborhood devastated by the fire have lined their properties with sandbags.

Crews are still clearing a large rock slide on Colorado Highway 133 near Paonia Reservoir from Sunday. Drivers could encounter delays of up to two hours during drilling, blasting and rock hauling work.

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