I 70 Remains Shut Down-Detours Continue Through Our Area

Several communities in Garfield and Eagle Counties were ordered to evacuate last night as firefighters continued to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire, which has grown to over 6,500 acres with no containment. 

I 70 through Glenwood Canyon remains closed in both directions, and we will continue to see heavy traffic through the weekend as detours will bring motorist through our area.   

The Colorado Department of Transportation is advising westbound motorist to take U.S. 24 to Highway 285 to Poncha Springs where they can take Highway 50 to Grand Junction. Eastbound travelers are being advised to take the same route, going from Highway 50 to Poncha Springs and then 285 to 24.   

CDOT has also closed Highway 82, Independence Pass, because it was being used as an alternate route causing safety issues. Independence Pass will remain closed as long as the I 70 closure lasts.   

Dan R
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