AVON, Colo. (CBS4) — Westbound Interstate 70 was closed in Avon for a little more than two hours on Thursday afternoon after a mudslide. All lanes reopened just after 6:30 p.m.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted at 4:17 p.m. that a safety closure was in place for westbound traffic at Exit 167 in Avon, “due to mudslide in area.”

Officials encouraged westbound drivers to take an alternate route during the closure.

Check cotrip.org for updates.

Anica Padilla