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Long-Term Plan Needed for Unofficial I-70 Detour

Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK
Sgt Kevin Duke of CO Nat'l Guard gives the go-ahead to a local trash truck on Upper Cattle Creek Rd.

When Interstate 70 through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon is closed, like it was last week due to mudslides, some drivers take Cottonwood Pass as a detour. The route is becoming a popular, although unofficial, travel alternative. But it’s a dangerous, narrow road and it’s taken the recent long-term canyon closure for county, state, and federal governments to pay attention. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.