Warnings of flash flooding once again close I-70 through Glenwood Canyon

Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon has been closed due to a flash-flood warning in the area burned by last year’s Grizzly Creek wildfire.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said Thursday afternoon that the highway will be closed at Dotsero, Exit 133; Glenwood Springs, Exit 116; Canyon Creek, Exit 109; and Rifle, Exit 87.

Eastbound traffic going to the Roaring Fork Valley might have limited access at Exit 109 or on US 6, but should plan for delays during the first hour of the closure, according to CDOT.

Motorists headed west from the Denver area should get off I-70 at Silverthorne, Exit 205, and drive north on Colorado 9 toward Kremmling. Drivers will continue west on US 40 and then south on Colorado 13 to complete the alternate route and return to westbound I-70 at Rifle.

Eastbound travelers can detour using the same route in reverse, CDOT said.

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