UPDATE: Full closure of westbound I-70 due to rock fall

November 29, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. -  Travelers should plan ahead, seek alternate routes

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY ― UPDATE: A rockfall has closed both lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 248 near Beaver Brook. Westbound vehicles currently between Beaver Brook and Dumont (mile marker 236) are being turned around to head east. Closures and delays may be extensive, and eastbound I-70 closures will likely be needed later today for rockfall mitigation as well. 

Denver metro-area travelers looking to go to destinations in Summit County and further west should use US-285 to CO-9, but delays are likely on this route as well, as it does not normally carry traffic volumes as heavy as I-70. More details will be made available as crews determine the extent of the issue. Check www.cotrip.org for the latest information.