I-70 has been a mess both literally and figuratively over the past week or so due to mudslides in Glenwood Canyon around where the Grizzly Creek Fire occurred last year.

According to CBS 4, rafters were rafting in the rain when the slide started and that's when Christopher Johnson sprung into action, whipped out his phone and started recording.

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Pretty brave considering that if I would've tried to do something like that, I'm about 99.5% sure I would've dropped my phone in the river but Christopher did not and the video he captured is pretty impressive.

County officials say the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar is now prone to flooding due to the wildfire started last August and wasn't fully contained until  December. It burned 32,631 acres in and around Glenwood Canyon.

The interstate was closed in both directions for about 25 hours. It was actually the second time that section on highway was closed because of a mudslide.

Typically, this is the kind of stuff that you see quite a bit up in the Pacific Northwest where nonstop rains continually present this kind of danger in mountainous areas and canyons but while they're currently stuck in a record breaking heat wave, we continue to see more moisture.

 Sunday’s mudslide reached 80 feet wide and 5 feet deep in areas. On Saturday, the mud spread 70 feet wide and was 5 feet deep in places. Saturday’s highway closure lasted several hours.
We continue to see chances of showers and thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon for the next few days, hopefully things dry out a bit and then we have only our normal concerns for the summer...wildfires.

Be safe out there.

 YouTube/ Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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