I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon after closure due to peep flooding warning

GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. — Interstate 70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon after shutting early Wednesday due to a Flash Flood Warning.

The widespread reopened only before 1 p.m.

The planned overnight closure of a eastward lanes of I-70 by a canyon for puncture repairs following vital mudslides this summer was canceled only before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday due to forecasted continue in a canyon. A closure is still designed for Friday, Oct. 1 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and for Sunday, Oct. 3., to concede work to take place.

Around 8:45 a.m., a Colorado Department of Transportation done a preference to tighten I-70 eastward between mile markers 87 and 133, that is West Rifle and Dotsero, as good as mile markers 133 to 116 westbound, that runs from Dotsero to Glenwood Springs.

The National Weather Service pronounced a closure was due to a peep inundate warning with waste upsurge and approaching it to final until 1 p.m. CDOT pronounced some mudflow has been rescued in a canyon. A Flash Flood Watch stays in place until 6 p.m. CDOT crews will guard a continue and tighten a widespread again if conditions worsen.

The northern swap track includes during slightest a two-hour-long detour. Westbound trade can exit during Silverthorne and transport north on Colorado 9 to U.S. 40, afterwards west to Craig. From Craig, take Colorado 13 south to Rifle and behind on I-70. Eastbound trade will need to exit during Rifle and take a same track in a other direction.

Alternate track for Glenwood Canyon eastward closure for repairs

Closures along Glenwood Canyon were not odd by a summer, as complicated sleet means mixed slides above a ravine in a Grizzly Creek Fire’s bake scar.

Drivers formulation to use I-70 or other high-country roads should move reserve with them in box they need to spend extended time in a car, CDOT said. At a minimum, this can embody water, snacks, flashlight, and a blanket.

Check on highway conditions on CDOT’s website here and pointer adult for traffic alerts here.

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