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I-70 CLOSED in Glenwood Canyon due to potential for flash flooding

July 14, 2021 - Northwestern Colorado Travel Alert

I-70 Glenwood Canyon CLOSED – 3:45 PM (7/14) – I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closing due to potential for flash flooding from the Grizzly Creek burn scar area. **All updates will continue to be posted to cotrip.org, CDOT’s Twitter page and available by dialing 511.**

Closure points for all traffic will be between Exit 133 (Dotsero) and Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). Closure points for eastbound traffic are also going into place at Exit 87 (West Rifle) and possibly Exit 109 (Canyon Creek).

CDOT asks that motorists use the recommended northern alternate route when detouring around the closure. Westbound motorists from the Denver metro area should exit I-70 at Exit 205 (Silverthorne) and travel north on Colorado Highway 9 towards Kremmling. Travelers will continue west on US Highway 40 and then south on CO 13 to complete the alternate route and return to westbound I-70 at Rifle (Exit 90). Eastbound travelers can detour using the same route in reverse.