Delays on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon today due to vehicle removal

Travel Advisory

October 13, 2022 - Northwestern Colorado - Delays and occasional traffic holds anticipated throughout the day and early evening

Statewide - Motorists should plan for delays and occasional traffic holds on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon starting at 9 a.m. today. The traffic impacts are anticipated to continue throughout the day and into the early evening. The traffic impacts are due to work to safely remove a crashed tractor trailer. The crashed commercial motor vehicle is in the median near mile point 119 (No Name), east of Glenwood Springs. I-70 will be open with one lane in each direction for eastbound and westbound traffic. Crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to remove the cargo from the CMV trailer before removing the entire vehicle. Motorists should anticipate occasional traffic holds as crews place or remove heavy equipment.

The crash took place yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 12. Motorists should use or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to view travel impacts and, if necessary, plan an alternate route.

Know Before You Go

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:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

Download the COtrip App!

The new FREE COtrip Planner mobile app was designed to meet the growing trend of information on mobile and tablet devices for the traveling public. The COtrip Planner app provides statewide, real-time traffic information, and works on mobile devices that operate on the iOS and Android platforms. Visit the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the Apple Store (iOS devices) to download!