I-70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon after flash flood warning safety closure

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Drone view of Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (8:28 p.m.): Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 70 from Dotsero to West Rifle.

Interstate 70 is closed both directions through Glenwood Canyon as rain continues over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar and a flash flood warning has been issued.

The highway is closed off from the Dotsero exit to the West Glenwood Springs exit and west of the canyon from Canyon Creek to West Rifle.

With the forecast of rain through the rest of the week, the probability of road closures around wildfire burn scars is high.

The same area was closed for an extended period of time on Saturday and afternoon to overnight Sunday due to mudslides from the burn scar.

This post will be updated with any changes or new information.

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