CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – After nearly 48 hours, Loveland Pass is back open after Colorado Department of Transportation crews cleared a mud and debris slide. The pass was closed late Friday.

(credit: Chris Cleveland)

CDOT expected to open the pass on Sunday, but told CBS4 it wasn’t completely unreasonable to suspect it would remain closed until Monday.

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Several hazmat vehicles, like fuel tankers, use the pass, but had to re-route onto Interstate 70 through the Eisenhower Tunnel. There they had to wait until the top of each hour to be let through.

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Some drivers told CBS4 their routes were severely delayed causing some deliveries to be delayed or postponed.

Danielle Chavira