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Highway 24 Back Open After Mudslides Force Closure Near Cascade

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A mudslide on Highway 24 (credit: CBS)

A mudslide on Highway 24 (credit: CBS)

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CASCADE, Colo. (CBS4) – Mudslides forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to shut down Highway 24 four times over the past week.

On Saturday a mudslide came down west of Cascade and poured over a spillway CDOT crews installed last year, which then overflowed.

Traffic backed up on Highway 24 (credit: CBS)

Traffic backed up on Highway 24 (credit: CBS)

The closure of Highway 24 left a long line of cars on the road for hours. CDOT says it’s the same area of Highway 24 that flooded two years ago.

“We brought in loaders and probably about 10 dump trucks up there to be hauling off material, and we also have some dirt trucks with plows on them to kind of plow the material off the road and scrape it off as best we can” Kenneth Quintana with CDOT said.

CDOT had Highway 24 back open Monday morning but more rain could mean more closures.

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