GCSO: Rainbow Fentanyl uncovered in Garfield County – lethal risk

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

Rainbow fentanyl - photo courtesy Drug Enforcement Administration
Rainbow fentanyl – courtesy Drug Enforcement Administration

10.29.22 PRESS RELEASE – SPEAR (Special Problems Enforcement and Response), a newly established “Task Force” in Garfield County, recently seized several pills suspected of being Rainbow Fentanyl. The pills matched those pictured above, shown on a release by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Citizens are once again being reminded to watch out for Rainbow Fentanyl, an illegal drug (opioid) that has recently been released into our country in massive amounts. Investigators are being advised that local narcotics users and sellers are calling the narcotics “Skittles”.

The color, flavoring and sizing of the pill makes it appear innocuous. Logic tells us it was made to appeal to the younger members of our society, including teens and pre-teens or to appear as a harmless candy or mint if carried by a user or dealer.

With the holiday season approaching and multiple parties and gatherings taking place, you may stumble across someone using, sharing or distributing this illegal drug.

Make no mistake about it, Rainbow Fentanyl is an opioid, and while it may look harmless and appear as a treat, it is made without the strict government controls that assure proper dosage of medications, and therefore one tablet has the potential at any time of being lethal.

It is one of the jobs of law enforcement and other first responders to educate the public and make them aware of what to look for. As someone once said, “We don’t know what we don’t know.”

Help us as we battle this latest assault on our society and do not let yourself, a friend or a family member become yet another victim of the drug epidemic that is invading our country.

GCSO: Halloween precautions

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

10.24.22 PRESS RELEASE – With Halloween less than a week away, it is good to remember a few precautions that might keep you or your child from becoming a victim.

  1. While door-to-door trick or treating may be fun and exciting you are exposing yourself to the possibility of receiving “bad” treats, but also auto/pedestrian encounters that do not favor the pedestrian. The darkness of night provides opportunities for bullying and the potential for personal injury, accidental or otherwise. There is a higher probability of a personal attack at night.
  2. Whenever possible limit your trick or treating to established venues, shopping malls, churches, organized “Trunk or Treat” venues (often organized by municipalities or civil groups), etc.
  3. Even from these venues, do not accept or eat anything that is not “commercially wrapped”. Inspect the treats for signs of tampering. Check for unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers and throw away anything that looks suspicious.
  4. Be aware of the introduction of drugs that may look like candy, be brightly colored and even flavored to taste like mint, pineapple, strawberry or peach, etc. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), large quantities of fentanyl have recently entered our country with just these characteristics (see photo above).
  5. The DEA notes, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.  Just two milligrams of fentanyl, which is equal to 10-15 grains of table salt, is considered a lethal dose.  Without laboratory testing, there is no way to know how much fentanyl is concentrated in a pill or powder.
  6. Enjoy the holiday, but be smart, be careful and be aware.
GCSO: Rainbow Fentanyl uncovered in Garfield County – lethal risk

Garco911 and CDOT: I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

9.14.22, 8:48 pm – I-70 is open between mile-markers 116-133 both directions, Glenwood Springs and Dotsero.

Colorado Department of Transportation

UPDATE – 9:00 p.m. (9/14) – The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for I-70 Glenwood Canyon has been lifted and I-70 is open. Motorists should continue to check weather conditions before traveling through the area.

9.14.22, 7:49 pm – STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon due to a Flash Flood Warning issued for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar and Glenwood Canyon. The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m. tonight. Eastbound and westbound I-70 are closed from Glenwood Springs (exit 116) to Dotsero (exit 133), with a second closure point for westbound traffic at Eagle (exit 140). Eagle County residents will still have access to locations between exits 133 and 140 by using US Highway 6. On the west side of the canyon, motorists continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Motorists should monitor weather forecasts to confirm when the Flash Flood Warning ends. The safety closure will continue to be in place until the Flash Flood Warning is lifted. The closure may stay in effect if weather conditions are unpredictable or if flash floods occur. A safety closure of I-70 is necessary as part of safety protocol to protect the traveling public from flash floods and mudslides in Glenwood Canyon.  Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route.

7.14.22, 6:39 pm – Flash Flood Warning | Closed I-70 Glenwood Canyon MP 116-133

I-70 is closed in both directions between Exit 116 in Glenwood and Exit 133 in Dotsero. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Grizzly Creek burn scar area in Glenwood Canyon. This closure is due to safety concerns. The roadway will remain closed until the Flash Flood Warning expires and the roadway is cleared for travel.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path and Rest Areas Closed

Rest areas and the recreation path along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon are closed. This closure will affect the Bair Ranch and Grizzly Creek rest areas due to weather forecasts calling for rainfall above the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

9.14.22, 6:37 pm – I-70 is closed between mile markers 116 and 133 both directions, Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

9.14.22, 6:35 pm – Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
635 PM MDT Wed Sep 14 2022

Map of flash flood warning area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in…
Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…

* Until 830 PM MDT.

* At 635 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding
is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can
also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Garco911 and CDOT: I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon

NWS and CDOT: I-70 reopened; flash flood watch until 8 pm

Colorado Department of Transportation

TRAVEL ALERT | ROAD OPEN – I-70 Glenwood Canyon

UPDATE – 4:00 p.m. (8/21) – The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for I-70 Glenwood Canyon has been lifted and I-70 is open. Motorists should continue to check weather conditions before traveling through the area.

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys – Flat Tops
321 PM MDT Sun Aug 21 2022

Map of flash flood watch area

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

  • WHAT…Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall are possible over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.
  • WHERE…Portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the following areas, in northwest Colorado, Flat Tops.
    In west central Colorado, Central Colorado River Basin and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.
  • WHEN…Until 8 PM MDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area is expected up to and during the period of the watch. Residents near the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area should prepare for potential
    flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • National Weather Service Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Flash flood warning ends, watch continues

Eagle CO – Garfield CO –
321 PM MDT Sun Aug 21 2022

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IS CANCELLED FOR WESTERN EAGLE AND EAST CENTRAL GARFIELD COUNTIES.

The heavy rain has ended. Flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat. Please continue to heed remaining closures.

Garco911

8.21.22, 2:45 pm – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116-133 both directions, Glenwood Exit/Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

8.21.22, 2:04 pm – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 114-133 both directions, West Glenwood Exit/Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

Colorado Department of Transportation

8.21.22, 2:47 pm – STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon due to a Flash Flood Warning issued for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar and Glenwood Canyon. The warning was announced by the National Weather Service at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.21. As of 1:45 p.m.,the warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m. Eastbound and westbound I-70 are closed from Glenwood Springs (exit 116) to Dotsero (exit 133), with a second closure point for westbound traffic at Eagle (exit 140). Eagle County residents will still have access to locations between exits 133 and 140 by using US Highway 6. On the west side of the canyon, motorists continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley

A safety closure of I-70 is necessary as part of safety protocol to protect the traveling public from flash floods and mudslides in Glenwood Canyon. Motorists should monitor weather alerts to see when the Flash Flood Warning ends. The safety closure will continue to be in place until the Flash Flood Warning is lifted. The closure may stay in effect if weather conditions are unpredictable or if flash floods occur.

Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route. The northern alternate route on US Highway 40 is recommended for most motorists. The northern alternate route will require approximately 2.5 hours additional travel time to reach your destination, compared to traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Westbound motorists from the Denver metro area can reach the northern route via US Highway 40, Colorado Highway 9 or Colorado Highway 131. (When detouring north onto CO 9, motorists should anticipate construction at exit 205 in Silverthorne.) Travelers can then 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). For eastbound I-70 motorists, a traffic control point is in place at eastbound West Rifle (exit 87) to guide motorists to the northern alternate route.  Before detouring onto any alternate route, motorists should refer to COtrip.org for the latest road conditions. By traveling on the recommended alternate route, motorists can avoid major delays caused by rough roads and other hazards.

Flash Flood Warning | Closed I-70 Glenwood Canyon MP 116-133

8.21.22, 1:55 pm – I-70 is closed in both directions between Exit 116 in Glenwood and Exit 133 in Dotsero. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Grizzly Creek burn scar area in Glenwood Canyon. This closure is due to safety concerns. The roadway will remain closed until the Flash Flood Warning expires and the roadway is inspected for slides or damage.

National Weather Service

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
146 PM MDT Sun Aug 21 2022

Map of closure area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has extended the

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in…
    Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
    East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…
  • Until 430 PM MDT.
  • At 146 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

  • Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…Glenwood Springs, Shoshone and Dotsero.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

NWS and CDOT: I-70 reopened; flash flood watch until 8 pm

GARCO911 and CDOT: I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon; flash flood watch remains

Colorado Department of Transportation

8.14.22, 10:00 pm – The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for I-70 Glenwood Canyon has been lifted, and I-70 is open. Motorists should continue to check weather conditions before traveling through the area. A Flash Flood Watch continues to be in place.

8.14.22, 6:45 pmSafety closure in place between exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) and exit 133 (Dotsero)
STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon due to a Flash Flood Warning issued for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar and Glenwood Canyon. The warning was announced by the National Weather Service at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. As of 6:30 p.m., the warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Like previous safety closures this summer, eastbound and westbound I-70 are closed from Glenwood Springs (exit 116) to Dotsero (exit 133). The safety closure is part of CDOT’s safety protocol to protect the traveling public from flash floods and mudslides in Glenwood Canyon. Motorists continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Motorists should monitor weather alerts to see when the Flash Flood Warning ends. The safety closure will continue to be in place until the Flash Flood Warning is lifted. The closure may stay in effect if weather conditions are unpredictable or if flash floods occur.

Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route. The northern alternate route on US Highway 40 is recommended for most motorists. The northern alternate route will require approximately 2.5 hours additional travel time to reach your destination, compared to traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Westbound motorists from the Denver metro area can reach the northern route via US Highway 40, Colorado Highway 9 or Colorado Highway 131. (When detouring north onto CO 9, motorists should anticipate construction at exit 205 in Silverthorne.) Travelers can then 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). For eastbound I-70 motorists, a traffic control point is in place at eastbound West Rifle (exit 87) to guide motorists to the northern alternate route. Motorists continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Before detouring onto any alternate route, motorists should refer to www.cotrip.org for the latest road conditions. By traveling on the recommended alternate route, motorists can avoid major delays caused by rough roads and other hazards.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

8.14.22, 6:17 pm: I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116 and 131 both directions, Glenwood Springs canyon, due to a flash flood warning.

GARCO911 and CDOT: I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon; flash flood watch remains

GCSO: Shooting suspect taken into custody

Glenwood Springs Police Department

7.14.22, 1:06 pm – Update: Law enforcement remain in the area for investigation. Shelter in place has been lifted, but please avoid the area.

Midland Avenue between 27th Street and 8th Street remains closed.

Travel alert: Midland Ave will be closed in both directions for through traffic for an active Police investigation. Residents of River Meadows and the Red Mountain Subdivision from 11th Street and South can access their homes from 27th and Midland. Red Mountain residents North of 10th St can access their homes from Red Mountain Dr at Midland (Yampah High School). There is no estimate on time of reopening as of 1:30 p.m.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

7.14.22, 12:45 pm – GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. – The Glenwood Springs Police Department responded to an active shooter incident this morning shortly before 11:00 AM. The incident occurred near the intersection of 10th Street and Riverview Drive in Glenwood Springs. Multiple shots were fired. An injured party was recovered from the scene and transported to Valley View Hospital with a gun shot wound.

A female was also able to exit the residence and is safe with law enforcement. There were multiple agencies responding from surrounding Police Departments, Colorado State Patrol, the District Attorney’s Office, as well as Glenwood Fire.

The Garfield County All Hazards team responded with the Bear Cat, as well as a similar team from Eagle County with their defense vehicle.

Negotiators from both the Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are currently in contact with the suspect.

At approximately 12:41 PM, the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody. Officers are currently in the process of clearing the residence and assuring that no other threats are present.

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Actualización 12:58 pm a través de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Garfield: El Departamento de Policía de Glenwood Springs respondió a un incidente de tirador activo esta mañana poco antes de las 11:00 AM. El incidente ocurrió cerca de la intersección de 10th Street y Riverview Drive en Glenwood Springs. Se efectuaron múltiples disparos. Una parte lesionada fue recuperada de la escena y transportada al Hospital Valley View con una herida de bala.

Una mujer también pudo salir de la residencia y está a salvo con la policía. Hubo múltiples agencias que respondieron de los departamentos de policía circundantes, la Patrulla Estatal de Colorado, la Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito y Glenwood Fire.

El equipo de Garfield County All Hazards respondió con el Bear Cat (vehículo blindado), así como con un equipo similar del Condado de Eagle con su vehículo de defensa, Los negociadores tanto del Departamento de Policía de Glenwood Springs como de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Garfield están actualmente en contacto con el sospechoso.

Aproximadamente a las 12:41 PM, el sospechoso salió de la residencia y fue detenido. Los oficiales están actualmente en el proceso de despejar la residencia y asegurarse de que no haya otras amenazas presentes.

Midland Ave. Cerrada entre la calle 27 y la calle 8 en Glenwood Springs. Las personas en el vecindario de Red Mountain South (área de Riverview Dr.) deben cerrar las puertas y refugiarse en su lugar.

GCSO: Shooting suspect taken into custody

GCSO: Shooting suspect taken into custody

Glenwood Springs Police Department

7.14.22, 1:06 pm – Update: Law enforcement remain in the area for investigation. Shelter in place has been lifted, but please avoid the area.

Midland Avenue between 27th Street and 8th Street remains closed.

Travel alert: Midland Ave will be closed in both directions for through traffic for an active Police investigation. Residents of River Meadows and the Red Mountain Subdivision from 11th Street and South can access their homes from 27th and Midland. Red Mountain residents North of 10th St can access their homes from Red Mountain Dr at Midland (Yampah High School). There is no estimate on time of reopening as of 1:30 p.m.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

7.14.22, 12:45 pm – GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. – The Glenwood Springs Police Department responded to an active shooter incident this morning shortly before 11:00 AM. The incident occurred near the intersection of 10th Street and Riverview Drive in Glenwood Springs. Multiple shots were fired. An injured party was recovered from the scene and transported to Valley View Hospital with a gun shot wound.

A female was also able to exit the residence and is safe with law enforcement. There were multiple agencies responding from surrounding Police Departments, Colorado State Patrol, the District Attorney’s Office, as well as Glenwood Fire.

The Garfield County All Hazards team responded with the Bear Cat, as well as a similar team from Eagle County with their defense vehicle.

Negotiators from both the Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are currently in contact with the suspect.

At approximately 12:41 PM, the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody. Officers are currently in the process of clearing the residence and assuring that no other threats are present.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

7.14.22, 11:26 am update – POLICE ACTIVITY – Individuals in the Red Mountain South Neighborhood (Riverview Dr. area) should lock doors and shelter in place immediately. Midland Avenue is closed with no traffic in or out between 8th Street and 27th Street.

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ACTIVIDAD POLICIAL – Midland Ave. Cerrada entre la calle 27 y la calle 8. Las personas en el vecindario de Red Mountain South (área de Riverview Dr.) deben cerrar las puertas y refugiarse en su lugar.

7.14.22, 11:01 a.m.

*Alert*

Police activity in the area of Riverview Dr. for shots fired.

Stay indoors, shelter in place.

GCSO: Shooting suspect taken into custody

GCECA and CDOT: eastbound I-70 reopened at Glenwood Springs, exit 116

Eagle County PIO

https://www.facebook.com/eaglecountypio/

Colorado Department of Transportation

I-70 eastbound daytime closure planned for Wednesday, July 13 in Glenwood Canyon

7.8.22, 11:46 a.m.: A closure is planned for eastbound I-70 next Wednesday, July 13 in Glenwood Canyon. The closure will start at 10 a.m. and will last approximately six hours. The length of the closure could change depending on weather and other variables, so CDOT asks that eastbound motorists plan alternate routes for the day. Westbound I-70 will remain open. The eastbound closure is planned to start mid morning to limit impacts on commuter traffic through the canyon. 

Removing the commercial motor vehicle will not affect CDOT’s ability to continue following the safety protocol for Flash Flood Watches and Warnings for I-70 in Glenwood Canyon.

Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route. The northern alternate route on US Highway 40 is recommended for most motorists. The northern alternate route will require approximately 2.5 hours additional travel time to reach your destination, compared to traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Eastbound motorists should anticipate construction at exit 205 in Silverthorne when returning to I-70 from Colorado Highway 9. During the closure, motorists will continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

By traveling on the recommended alternate route, motorists can avoid major delays caused by rough roads and other hazards. CDOT asks motorists to not use US 50 as an alternate route due to heavy construction and traffic impacts between Montrose and Gunnison. 

Glenwood Canyon closed – eastbound I-70 at Exit 116

7.7.22, 11:42 a.m. – Eastbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed at exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) due to a commercial vehicle crash. A semi is in the median at mile point 130.8. Motorists should anticipate the eastbound closure lasting until late afternoon/early evening. Westbound is open with one lane. Crews will need to roll the semi off the median and into the eastbound lanes before clearing and reopening.

7.7.22, approximately 10 a.m. – I-70 eastbound is closed at Exit 116 in Glenwood Springs due to a crash. There is no estimated time of reopening. Travelers are advised to use alternate route north on CO 13 West Rifle, east US 40 Craig, South CO 9 Kremmling. Updates will be available at www.cotrip.org.

Garco911

7.7.22, 4:21 p.m. – I-70 is open at mile marker 116, eastbound, Glenwood Springs.

7.7.22, 9:55 a.m. – I-70 is closed at mile-marker 116 eastbound, Glenwood Springs, due to an accident.

GCECA and CDOT: eastbound I-70 reopened at Glenwood Springs, exit 116

GCECA and CDOT: I-70 reopened both directions for separate accidents

Colorado Department of Transportation

7.5.22, 8:09 a.m. – I-70 westbound: roadway reopened to traffic between exit 129 – Bair Ranch and exit 125 – Hanging Lake.

7.5.22, 4:55 a.m. – I-70 westbound mile post 133 at Dotsero is closed due to a commercial motor vehicle recovery. Estimated time of reopening is 2-3 hours. Follow detour onto CO hwy 9 north to US 40 west to CO hwy 13 south. Updates are posted on CDOT’s cotrip site.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

7.5.22, 3:28 a.m. – I-70 is open at mile-marker 90 eastbound, Rifle.

Colorado Department of Transportation

7.5.22, 2:24 a.m. – I-70 westbound closed between exit 129: Bair Ranch and exit 125: Hanging Lake (Glenwood Springs) at Mile Point 127.7. Road closed, expect delays due to a crash.

7.5.22, 12:29 a.m. – I-70 eastbound, closed – between exit 87 (Rifle) and exit 97 (near Silt) from mile point 90 to mile point 96.5. Road closed, expect delays due to a crash. Slower speeds are advised. Follow detour onto US 6 exit at exit 90/Rifle.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

7.5.22, 12:25 a.m. – I-70 is closed at mile-marker 90 Rifle eastbound, due to an accident.

GCECA and CDOT: I-70 reopened both directions for separate accidents

NWS: Flash flood warning in Glenwood Canyon

National Weather Service

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
620 PM MDT Mon Jun 27 2022

Map of flash flood warning area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in…
    Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
    East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…
  • Until 915 PM MDT.
  • At 620 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms and stronger
    showers producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn
    Area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow
moving through the Glenwood Canyon area. The debris flow can consist
of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding in and around the Grizzly
Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around
the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

  • Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
    Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause
extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and
ditches in the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can
also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed
away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

NWS: Flash flood warning in Glenwood Canyon

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area Monday, June 23 evening

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain
Valleys-Flat Tops
746 pm MDT Thu Jun 23 2022
Map of flash flood watch area

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING

  • WHAT…Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall are possible over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area.
  • WHERE…Grizzly Creek burn scar.
  • WHEN…Until 11 pm MDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area is possible during the watch period. Residents near the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • National Weather Service meteorologists are monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area Monday, June 23 evening