Glenwood Canyon closure: CDOT using precaution as heavy rain anticipated over Grizzly Creek burn scar

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) – UPDATE (5:24 p.m.): Soon after a flash flood warning has expired, CDOT has reopened I-70 by means of Glenwood Canyon.

The Colorado Division of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 by way of Glenwood Canyon in anticipation of large rain around the Grizzly Creek burn off scar, which has beforehand induced flooding and massive debris move on the highway.

The full closure points are Glenwood Springs to Dotsero with eastbound targeted visitors closed at West Rifle and Canyon Creek.

Following closing both directions of I-70 on Friday afternoon, CDOT reopened westbound lanes at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday and then eastbound at 1:15 p.m.

However, there are various locations throughout the canyon that are down to 1 lane. Officers are asking the public to test to validate the position of the interstate following it has been closed several instances.  

What alternate routes can I choose to keep away from Glenwood Canyon?

  • Westbound I-70: Motorists coming from the Denver metro spot or Interstate 25 can journey westbound on I-70 to Silverthorne, then flip north onto CO 9. In Kremmling, travelers ought to flip onto westbound US Freeway 40 in direction of Steamboat Springs. Following reaching Craig, motorists can return south by using CO 13 in direction of Rifle. Access to I-70 westbound is at Rifle.
  • Eastbound I-70: Motorists touring eastbound from Utah or Grand Junction can attain the Denver Metro place by traveling the route higher than in reverse. CO 13 north to US 40 east to CO 9 south.

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