Colorado Department of Transportation
July 5, 2022, 5:00 p.m.: Between exit 133: Dotsero and exit 114: West Glenwood (including Glenwood Canyon), from mile point 133 to mile point 116, the roadway is reopened to traffic.
July 5, 2022, 3:26 p.m.: I-70 is closed between mile markers 116 and 133 in both directions, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.
National Weather Service
July 5, 2022 – 3:13 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning – National Weather Service Grand Junction, CO.
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 and East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 5 p.m. MDT.
* At 3:13 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. The expected rainfall rate is 0.5 to 1 inch in 1 hour. 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.