Update: I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon after Flash Flood Warning Sept. 14

Travel Advisory

September 14, 2022 - Northwestern Colorado - Glenwood Canyon reopened at 9 p.m. Safety closure was in place between exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) and exit 133 (Dotsero).

Statewide - The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon due to a Flash Flood Warning issued for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar and Glenwood Canyon. The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m. tonight. Eastbound and westbound I-70 are closed from Glenwood Springs (exit 116) to Dotsero (exit 133), with a second closure point for westbound traffic at Eagle (exit 140). Eagle County residents will still have access to locations between exits 133 and 140 by using US Highway 6. On the west side of the canyon, motorists continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley

Motorists should monitor weather forecasts to confirm when the Flash Flood Warning ends. The safety closure will continue to be in place until the Flash Flood Warning is lifted. The closure may stay in effect if weather conditions are unpredictable or if flash floods occur. A safety closure of I-70 is necessary as part of safety protocol to protect the traveling public from flash floods and mudslides in Glenwood Canyon. Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route.

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