Federal investigators are trying to determine why an avalanche shell exploded Monday while state workers were trying to fire a round up a hillside to clear chasms filled with snow near Interstate-70.
Two state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.
The eastbound twin tunnels is now open with three lanes in an effort to help traffic move smoother.
The final touches are being put on a $100 million expansion on Interstate 70 that is designed to ease traffic congestion.
Crews began blasting inside a mountain near Idaho Springs on Friday. It’s the latest part of the project to widen the eastbound Twin Tunnel on Interstate 70.
State transportation officials announced on Wednesday the completion a project that opens Clear Creek Canyon up to cell phone service.
There may be record high temperatures outside, but the Colorado Department of Transportation is requiring large trucks to carry snow chains beginning Saturday.
Colorado Department of Transportation officials say this is the time of year when ski traffic on Interstate 70 starts rising.
Colorado transportation officials say they plan to go ahead with a program using pace cars to reduce congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains this winter.
Police cars will pace traffic on 27 miles of Interstate 70 in the mountains this weekend.