Glenwood Canyon mudslides cancel Amtrak’s California Zephyr practice by way of the Colorado Rockies – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Massive mudslides in Glenwood Canyon last week temporarily suspended trains on Amtrak’s California Zephyr between Denver and Grand Junction. The train travels the entire length of the canyon, right along the Colorado River.

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Service note: The California Zephyr Train 5 with departure from Chicago (CHI) on July 31st. canceled between Denver (DEN) and Grand Junction (GJT) due to a weather-related route closure east of GJT. Call or text 800-USA-RAIL for reservation assistance.

– Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) August 1, 2021

Service note: The California Zephyr Train 6, which runs on 07/31 from Emeryville (EMY) will be canceled between Grand Junction (GJT) and Denver (DEN) due to a weather-related route closure east of GJT. Call or text 800-USA-RAIL for reservation assistance.

– Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) August 1, 2021

Train service ceased on Saturday, July 31, in both directions through the Colorado Rockies. In an Amtrak tweet on Sunday, they said the train could be impacted due to an ongoing track closure due to weather conditions east of Grand Junction on Monday, August 2.

Service Note: Due to an ongoing weather-related route closure east of Grand Junction (GJT), California Zephyr service between Denver (DEN) and GJT may be affected on August 2nd. For reservation assistance, please text or call 800-USA-RAIL.

– Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) August 1, 2021

We still have to find out whether the tracks are damaged or whether this is just a question of safety due to the unstable conditions in the canyon and the continuing risk of rain. Flash Flood Watches will continue for the area through Monday as more monsoon thunderstorms are expected.

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(Credit: CDOT)

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