GCECA: I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116 and 133 EB

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

7.13.22, 5:36 p.m. – I-70 is open between mile-markers 116 Glenwood Springs and 133 Dotsero, both directions.

7.13.22, 10:25 a.m. – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116 and 133 EB, Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, for a planned closure to recover a vehicle.

GCECA: I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116 and 133 EB

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

Eagle County PIO

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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

I-70 westbound and Highway 6 closures in Glenwood Springs for a fire, containment declared

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

6.14.22, 8:22 pm

115 Fire

Glenwood Springs, Colo – At 12:46 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Glenwood Springs Fire Department was called to a brush fire located along westbound I-70, near mile marker 115. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found three individual fires spaced a quarter-mile apart, burning in grass and brush on the north side of I-70.  Firefighters immediately began extinguishment efforts.  On the westernmost fire, firefighters were joined by local passerbys who contributed to extinguishment efforts with the use of their fire extinguishers.  The two eastern fires quickly merged.  The fires totaled 1 acre in size by the time they were contained, which took less than 30 minutes.

Five engines, two water trucks, and four command vehicles with 21 firefighters from Colorado River Fire Rescue, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire (UCR) assisted with this incident.  A helicopter from UCR led reconnaissance efforts.  Additionally, 15 personnel from Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Sheriff, Colorado Department of Transportation, Glenwood Springs Police Department, and City of Glenwood Springs Public Works responded to this incident.

Incident Commander, Harlan Nimmo, said, “Quick response from multiple agencies and locals stopped this fire in its tracks.  We appreciate our partners and their support.”

The Garfield County Fire Investigation Team investigated the cause of this fire and determined that sparks from chains started this fire.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

There will be no further information released.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

6.14.22, 3:09 pm: Hwy 6 is open at Devereux Rd and Donegan Rd both directions, Glenwood Springs.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

6.14.22, 2:53 pm: UPDATE: Fire crews have left the westbound lanes of I-70. Highway 6 is anticipated to reopen in approximately 30 minutes.

6.14.22, 1:42 pm: UPDATE: 3 individual fires totaling approximately 1 acre are now contained.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

6.14.22, 1:33 pm: Left lane of I-70 is open at mile-marker 116 WB, Glenwood Springs. Crews are still working in the area, please travel slowly and safely.

Colorado Department of Transportation

6.14.22, 1:31 pm: I-70 westbound: Road closed due to traffic impacts between exit 116 – Glenwood Springs/Aspen and exit 111, South Canyon. Slowed speeds advised. Small fires in area.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

6.14.22, 1:29 pm UPDATE: No evacuations have been ordered, and none are expected to be ordered for this incident.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

6.14.22, 1:12 pm: Hwy 6 is closed between Devereux Rd and Donegan Rd both directions, Glenwood Springs, due to a fire.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

6.14.22, 12:55 pm: We are responding to 3 reported brush fires at mile marker 115 on westbound I-70.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

6.14.22, 12:58 pm: I-70 is closed at mile-marker 116 Glenwood Springs WB, I70, due to a fire.

I-70 westbound and Highway 6 closures in Glenwood Springs for a fire, containment declared

GCECA, Eagle County, CDOT: I-70 reopened

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

6.12.22, 9:20 pm: I-70 is open at mile-marker 116 EB, Glenwood Springs.

Colorado Department of Transportation

6.12.22, 8:23 pm: Between Exit 114: West Glenwood and Exit 116: Glenwood Springs; Aspen (Glenwood Canyon) at Mile Point 116. Road closed expect delays due to traffic impacts.

6.12.22, 8:12 pm: Between Exit 129: Bair Ranch and Exit 133: Dotsero (1 mile west of Dotsero) at Mile Point 132. The right lane is closed due to traffic impacts.

Eagle County alert

6.12.22, 9:20 pm: I-70 all lanes are open, crews are clear, and fire is under control. Crews will continue to monitor as high winds are expected again tomorrow.

6.12.22, 8:20 pm: Thanks to the crews’ quick initial response to a fire along I70, it allowed for a quick attack and they have stopped forward progress.

Due to the fire being in close proximity to the freeway there was a temporary stoppage of traffic, but I-70 has since reopened. We urge vehicles to use caution if traveling in the area due to fire personnel still working on any hotspots. We are still trying to determine the cause of the fire and currently estimate the fire to be 1-2 acres in size with a low potential to spread. Thank you for everyone’s patience.

Update: (7:45 pm) – Gypsum Fire Protection District is working in unified command with BLM Colorado Fire with a good initial knockdown. The fire is holding at 1-2 acres and no homes or property are being threatened.
I70 WB is now open and crews are working to open 1 lane EB I70 soon.
Holding at 1-2 acres and not threats to homes or property
***Update on fire near Dotsero*** – I-70 Closed in both directions. 1-2 acres on BLM land. Crews are on scene.
(7:15 pm) – Developing Incident – EB I-70 closed at MP 132 in Dotsero due to wildland fire.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

6.12.22, 7:32 pm: I-70 is closed at mile-marker 116 EB, Glenwood Springs, due to a fire.

Eagle County alert

06.12.22, 7:08 pm: I-70 EB, mm 132 in Dotsero is closed due to a wildland fire.

Visit https://cotrip.org/home.htm for the most up to date road closure information.

For a map of highway mile markers (MM) please go to the following link;
https://vailgov.com/I-70_Milemarkers_EC

GCECA, Eagle County, CDOT: I-70 reopened

GCECA: Fire closes river frontage road in Silt

Colorado River Fire Rescue

Photo of fire posted by Colorado River Fire Rescue

5.23.22, 8:12 p.m. – Road reopened. Follow Colorado River Fire Rescue on facebook @ColoradoRiverFireRescue

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

5.23.22, 8:36 p.m. – River frontage road is now open at Divide Creek both directions, Silt.

5.23.22, 6:14 p.m. – River frontage road in Silt is closed at Divide Creek both directions, due to a fire.

GCECA: Fire closes river frontage road in Silt

GCECA: Hwy 13 closed due to fire

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

5.19.22, 1:10 a.m. – Highway 13 is open at Rifle River Bridge both directions, river bridge between Whiteriver Ave. and I-70.

5.18.22, 10:09 p.m. – Highway 13 is closed at Rifle River Bridge both directions, river bridge between Whiteriver Avenue and I-70, due to a fire.

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GCECA: Hwy 13 closed due to fire

I-70 closed in Glenwood Canyon following multi-vehicle crash

Colorado State Patrol

1.3.22, UPDATE – 3:04 p.m. – ROAD OPEN: Interstate 70 in BOTH directions is now open through the Glenwood Canyon, following a multi-car crash. With sub-zero temps, roadways are still icy! Please take your time and SLOW DOWN!

Colorado Department of Transportation

1.3.22, UPDATE – 12 p.m. – Emergency responders continue to work to safely clear the crash. All real time updates will continue to be posted to cotrip.org, CDOT’s Twitter page, and are available by dialing 5-1-1.

Colorado State Patrol

1.3.22 – 11:04 a.m. – ROAD CLOSED due to multi-car crash in Glenwood Canyon. I-70 is closed in both directions due to a 17 car crash (15 cars and 2 commercial motor vehicles (CMV’s)). Injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on scene trying to clear the incident.

photos: Colorado State Patrol

Colorado Department of Transportation

Travel Impact | I-70 is closed both directions through Glenwood Canyon

I-70 is closed both directions between milepost 116 and 133 through Glenwood Canyon following a multi-vehicle crash.

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

1.3.22 – 10:05 a.m.: I-70 is closed at mile marker 133 westbound, Dotsero, due to an accident.

1.3.22 – 9:52 a.m.: I-70 is closed at mile marker 116 eastbound, Glenwood Springs, due to an accident.

I-70 closed in Glenwood Canyon following multi-vehicle crash

I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon after accident closure

Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority, CDOT

UPDATE – 5:42 pm
Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority: I-70 is open from mile-marker 116 to the 133 both directions, Glenwood Canyon.

UPDATE – 4:08 pm
Colorado State Patrol: Both directions of I-70 remain closed through Glenwood Canyon. Additional ambulances and tow trucks are still responding to the scene.  The traffic cue inside the canyon will be cleared when it is safe to do so.

UPDATE – 3:40 pm
Colorado Department of Transportation: I-70 Glenwood Canyon is closed due to a multi vehicle accident. Eastbound and westbound directions are both closed. There is no estimated time of reopening. Ongoing real-time highway updates will continue to be posted to COtrip.org

UPDATE 3:10 pm
Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority:
I-70 is closed at mile-marker 133 westbound at Dotsero, due to this multi-vehicle accident.

UPDATE – 3:05 pm Colorado State Patrol: I-70 in BOTH directions is CLOSED through the Glenwood Canyon due to a multi-car crash with injuries. Initial reports of 17 passenger cars and 7 semi’s involved at I-70 MP 120 EB.

UPDATE – 2:57 pm Colorado State Patrol: Closing westbound Glenwood Canyon as well for emergency vehicle access to the front of the multi-car accident, including passenger vehicles and commercial motor vehicles.

12.29.21, 2:31 pm – Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority: I-70 is closed at the 116 EB, at Glenwood Springs, due to an accident. 

Colorado State Patrol: Multi-car crash (At least 10 cars with one on fire) I-70 mile marker 120 eastbound. Safety closures at Glenwood main exit 116.

I-70 reopened in Glenwood Canyon after accident closure