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‘We’re Not Out Of The Woods’: Governor Polis Issues Disaster Declaration For Glenwood Canyon

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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is still closed after mudslides last Thursday blocked the road and temporarily stranded motorists. After several more mudslides over the weekend, Governor Jared Polis confirmed in a press conference on Monday that drivers should prepare for an extended closure of the interstate and announced that he would issue a state disaster declaration for Glenwood Canyon. The governor also said his office is preparing to request a federal disaster declaration.

Aspen Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Eleanor Bennett spoke with reporter Halle Zander about the situation.

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