Interstate 70 closed in Glenwood Canyon in both directions as safety precaution

A flash flood warning for the Grizzly Creek fire burn area has shut down Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon in both directions as a safety precaution.

Interstate 70 closed in Glenwood Canyon in both directions as safety precaution

A flash flood warning for the Grizzly Creek fire burn area has shut down Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon in both directions as a safety precaution.

The highway is shut down between from exit 133, Dotsero, to exit 114, West Glenwood, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Only local traffic will be allowed east of exit 109. There’s no estimated time for a reopening.

Colorado transportation officials fully reopened Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon on Monday evening after multiple mudslides over the weekend sent “soup”-like mud and other debris from the Grizzly Creek fire burn scar flowing across the highway.

A flash flood warning, issued at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service, is posted through 8 p.m.