Interstate 70 was temporarily closed Tuesday in Glenwood Canyon as safety precaution
A flash-flood warning for the Grizzly Creek fire burn area shut down Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon in both directions as a safety precaution.
A flash-flood warning for the Grizzly Creek fire burn area shut down Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon in both directions for over two hours Tuesday as a safety precaution.
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The highway was shut down between from exit 133, Dotsero, to exit 114, West Glenwood, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Only local traffic was allowed east of exit 109. The highway shut down at about 5:50 p.m. and was reopened at about 8:20 p.m.
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, was posted through 8 p.m.