I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after flash flood warning

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Drone view of Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR)— Colorado Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 70 is no longer closed between Dotsero and Glenwood Springs due to a flash flood warning. Mudflow was detected in the canyon around 9 a.m. It reopened just before 1 p.m., when the the flash flood warning was dropped.

During that time, CDOT crews monitored the area for mudslides and determined that the road is safe to open.

When the highway shuts down, drivers heading westbound are advised to use Exit 205 at Silverthorne and follow the northern alternate route.

Eastbound motorists can use the same route in the opposite direction, accessing it from Exit 87 at West Rifle. A traffic control point is placed at Exit 87 to guide traffic to that route for the duration of the Flash Flood Warning.

CDOT recommends keeping up to date with weather forecasts and referring to COtrip.org for updates on closures.

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