July 15, 2:27 p.m. – I-70 is now open at mile markers 116/133 both directions, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero.
July 15, 2:05 p.m. – Interstate 70 is closed at mile marker 116/133 both directions, due to a flash flood warning.
National Weather Service
July 15, 2022, 12:36 p.m. – 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 1:30 p.m. MDT.
* At 12:36 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is 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.