The Colorado Division of Transportation closed Interstate 70 by Glenwood Canyon Wednesday morning resulting from the potential for flash floods.
The Nationwide Climate Service in Grand Junction issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek Fireplace burn scar within the canyon at 8:41 a.m. NWS is anticipating extreme rainfall over the realm resulting from thunderstorms which might trigger life-threatening flash flooding and particles flows of rock, mud, vegetation and different unfastened materials. The alert lasts till 1 p.m.
The closure of I-70 is between Exit 87 (West Rifle) and Exit 133 (Dotsero).
Native eastbound site visitors on I-70 will probably be allowed east of Exit 109, however motorists ought to count on delays.
The eastbound detour is to take Colorado Freeway 13 from Rifle to Craig, go east on US Freeway 40 to Steamboat over Rabbit Ears Cross to Kremmling down Colorado Freeway 9 to Silverthorne. The westbound detour is that this however in reverse.
CDOT warned that the closure may be prolonged previous the Flash Flood Warning if a brand new mudslide happens or a big quantity of slide supplies from the mudslide path block the interstate. Crews have already reported some mudslide exercise as of 8 a.m.
The stretch of street by Glenwood Canyon has been frequently closed all through the summer time and has not been absolutely repaired. CDOT anticipated to get the freeway totally up to the mark round Thanksgiving.