Mudslide closes WB I-70 in Eagle County

Mudslide blocks WB I-70 near Wolcott in western Colorado. Photo courtesy: Greater Eagle Fire

Mudslide blocks WB I-70 near Wolcott in western Colorado. Photo courtesy: Greater Eagle Fire

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A mudslide in Eagle County blocked westbound I-70 near Wolcott Tuesday night. The State Patrol closed the highway while road crews cleared the mud.

The slide happened west of the town of Wolcott. Traffic was being diverted onto U.S. Highway 6.

Crews opened one lane of westbound I-70 before 9 p.m.