Expect traffic delays as rock slide cleanup continues through the weekend in Glenwood Canyon

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Traffic headaches on I-70 will continue for drivers through the weekend following a large rock slide.

The slide happened Tuesday morning in Glenwood Canyon. While CDOT did not believe any vehicles were hit by falling rocks, several drivers were stuck in the canyon until crews could clear enough of the road for the vehicles to get through.

Local paper the Glenwood Springs Post Independence reports the interstate may be closed intermittently Wednesday through the weekend as crews shift their focus from cleaning up to clearing out loose rocks in the hillside and patching up potholes left behind from tumbling boulders the size of an SUV.

A geohazards expert with CDOT told the paper there still areas along Glenwood Canyon that were potentially vulnerable to slides, particularly with temperatures still dipping below freezing at night and more moisture in the forecast.

"We do believe there are some areas there that are susceptible to similar failure," Ty Ortiz said.

To keep up with any potential closures in Glenwood Canyon, click here.