Mudslide forces I-70 closure close to Glenwood Springs – CBS Denver

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – A mudslide closed part of Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero on Saturday afternoon. Garfield County officials say both east and west lanes are closed.

I-70 is closed at Meile Marker 109 mm to 133 mm EB, east-facing lanes closed due to a land / mudslide

– Garfield 9-1-1 (@ Garco911) June 26, 2021

The east lanes between mile markers 109 and 87 are closed, while the west lanes are closed between exits 133 in Dotsero to exit 116 in Glenwood Springs.

(Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

I-70 WB: road between exit 133 – Dotsero and exit 116 – CO 82 closed; Glenwood Springs. Closed due to a mudslide. No estimated reopening time. https://t.co/CIdTyY2c8U

– Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) June 26, 2021

Details of the mudslide, whether someone was injured or how long the lockdowns will last, were not disclosed immediately.

The area was of concern because of the burn scar from the Grizzly Creek Fire and the potential for flash floods. The Colorado State Patrol says debris from the burn scar caused the closure on Saturday.

(Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

A flash flood warning is in place until 5.45 p.m. for Counties Eagle and Garfield

CDOT closed rest areas and the recreation trail in Glenwood Canyon at around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

❗️UPDATE – Rest areas and the recreation trail in Glenwood Canyon are CLOSED due to a Flash Flood Watch for the burn scar from the Grizzly Creek Fire. CDOT crews will be on standby. Updates will continue to be published on https://t.co/uOU0HHbUQ6. https://t.co/83PDqGcxGL pic.twitter.com/LDrbTZRv9j

– Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) June 26, 2021

CSP reminds drivers that it is illegal to drive a vehicle over 35 feet in length on Independence Pass. Violations can result in a fine of $ 1,100

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