Mountain events draw big weekend crowds |

Mountain events draw big weekend crowds

Joey Bunch
The Denver Post

Attendance boomed and sales hummed across Colorado during the Fourth of July weekend, merchants and travel officials said Sunday.

Near-record traffic was reported in some locations, and even those below that lofty mark said business was an improvement on recent gloomy times.

Friday was the fifth-busiest day in the Eisenhower Tunnel’s 36-year history, as more than 47,000 cars passed through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 70, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

CDOT began reporting congestion-related delays in the eastbound lanes shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

On a typical Friday, more than 30,000 cars pass through.

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