PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A mudslide on Thursday in Pitkin County prevented some campers from leaving the area. The sheriff’s office said campers will need to “hunker down” overnight.

Avalanche Creek Road mudslide in Pitkin County (credit: Catherine Christoff)

The mudslide is located on Avalanche Creek Road about a half mile off of Highway 133. Crews were unable to clear the mud and debris on Thursday due to the risk of further slides overnight.

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Avalanche Creek Road mudslide in Pitkin County (credit: Catherine Christoff)

In Grand County, a mudslide closed Highway 125 just south of Rand. It was the second mudslide to close the highway in two days.

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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A mudslide closed westbound lanes of I-70 in Avon on Thursday. (credit: Rob Phillips Photography)

A Flash Flood Warning prompted officials to close Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon again on Thursday. An extended closures is expected due to several debris flows.

Debris along the side of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon (credit: CDOT)

The Colorado Department of Transportation says travelers should plan ahead and double check weather warnings before hitting the road. A monsoon weather pattern is bringing ample moisture into the central Rockies for scattered thunderstorms to develop over the mountains and over many of the burn scars that have already had two days of rainfall.

A CDOT worker takes a photo of mud along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday (credit: CDOT)

“Between the unrelenting weather forecast and the impacts we are seeing throughout Colorado, CDOT is asking travelers to take extra precautions, plan for additional time and double-check conditions before traveling,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Our crews will continue to monitor conditions closely and take what steps we can to keep people safe and return to normal as the weather allows. Once weather passes and crews can evaluate the impacts to the roadway, we are removing rocks and debris and making sure the road surface is safe before reopening.”

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