Westbound I-70 at I-270 likely to remain closed through rush hour

October 3, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado - Closure started at 11:30 a.m. today due to police activity

DENVER - At about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, westbound I-70 closed at Brighton Boulevard due to an incident in the area. The closure has since moved further east to I-270 on westbound I-70. Motorists should be prepared for the closure to remain in place through the evening rush hour as law enforcement continues its investigation. I-270 and I-225 are the best detours to get around this closure, however motorists should be advised that there are extensive delays on these detour routes. Westbound I-70 is currently backed-up to I-225. There are also delays on eastbound I-70 near the area due to curiosity. Motorists are not encouraged to take local streets in order to detour the closure and should stay on the highways. 

In order to plan trips ahead of time, motorists can visit cotrip.org to view current travel conditions and stay up-to-date on the closure. 

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3:00 snapshot of traffic via CoTrip.org.


Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: