Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
1.17.23, 9:45 am – Westbound I-70 continues to be closed due to a vehicle crash. Motorists should anticipate the westbound safety closure being in place until at least this evening (Mon. 1/17/2023). Westbound motorists will be routed onto the northern alternate route. The alternate route will add at least 2.5 hours travel time. Please see below for more info. Eastbound continues to be open. All updates will continue to post to COtrip.org.
Northern alternate route:
It is very important to check COtrip.org and weather forecasts before traveling on the northern alternate route. It is a more remote route with limited cell service and services. To use the northern alternate route, westbound motorists from the Denver metro area will exit I-70 at exit 205 (Silverthorne) and travel north on Colorado Highway 9 towards Kremmling. At Kremmling, travelers will continue west on US Highway 40 until the intersection with Colorado Highway 13 in Craig. Turn south on CO 13 to complete the alternate route and return to westbound I-70 at Rifle (exits 87 or 90). Motorists should be prepared for icy and snowpacked areas along this route and are encouraged to drive for the conditions.
Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority
1.17.23, 7:21 am – I-70 is closed at mile-marker 133 westbound, Dotsero, due to an accident.