7.24.22, 8:38 pm – I-70 is open between mile markers 116-131 both directions, Glenwood Canyon.
Colorado Department of Transportation
UPDATE – 8:30 p.m. (7/24) – The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for I-70 Glenwood Canyon has been lifted and I-70 is open.
7.24.22, 7:08 p.m. – A safety closure is in place for #I70 in #GlenwoodCanyon, due to a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek burn area.
Closure points for westbound travelers are from Exit 133 (Dotsero) to Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). Closure points for eastbound travelers are from Exit 87 (West Rifle) to Exit 109 (Canyon Creek).
NOTE: All updates will post to COtrip.org.
Motorists are asked to use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app for planning an alternate route around the I-70 closure.
The closure will last as long as the Flash Flood Warning. If a debris flow or mudslide occurs during the warning, I-70 will be closed for a longer period of time.
7.24.22, 6:48 p.m. – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116-131 both directions, Glenwood Springs/Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.
National Weather Service
6:30 PM MDT Sun Jul 24 2022
Map of 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 8:30 PM MDT.
* At 6:30 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.
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.
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.