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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on May 21, 2019

Posted: 6:43 AM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 22:29:50Z
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This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


4:27 p.m. — Vail Pass is closed in both directions due to multiple crashes, CSP Eagle officials say.

10:47 a.m. — The eastbound lanes of I-70 have reopened in Glenwood Canyon. They were closed earlier this morning due to a rockslide. The westbound lanes are still closed. No vehicles were struck by the rocks.

9:21 a.m. — The eastbound lanes of I-70 at Vail Pass have reopened after they closed around 7 a.m. due to multiple vehicle spin-outs.

7:41 a.m. — The eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 are closed through Glenwood Canyon due to a "large rockslide" near milepost 122, according to CSP Eagle. Vehicles are being diverted off the highway. It's not clear when this part of I-70 will reopen.

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7:17 a.m. — The RTD train that derailed earlier this morning has been re-railed and moved to a side track at Lincoln Station. All E, F and R Lines will enter the station as normal. RTD is asking riders to allow for extra time until 9 a.m. today.

7:05 a.m. — A safe closure is in effect for I-70 eastbound at Vail Pass. Multiple vehicles have spun out on the area, according to CSP Eagle. Authorities said they are not sure when it will reopen. Expect delays and avoid the area.

Stopped semis on I-70 at Vail Pass

6:40 a.m. — RTD has confirmed that a train derailed near the Lincoln Station around 5 a.m. No passengers were on board at the time, said RTD spokeswoman Tina Jaquez. She said they don't have an exact location on where the incident happened, but it was between Lincoln and RidgeGate. The E, F and R Lines are delayed by about 30-45 minutes. Bus shuttles are available between the RidgeGate and Lincoln stations.