I-70 closed in both directions through Glenwood Canyon for flash flood warning

Post Independent Staff Report

Interstate 70 is closed through Glenwood Canyon due to a flash flood warning, a Garfield County alert states.

The flash flood warning is set to expire at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is directing eastbound motorists toward a northern detour at the West Rifle exit through Craig and Steamboat Springs.

“Visitors and local traffic traveling eastbound on I-70 to Glenwood Springs and destinations in the Roaring Fork Valley will have access to eastbound I-70 in order to reach their destination,” the alert states.

Westbound motorists from the Denver metro area can travel north around the closure via U.S. Highway 40, Colorado Highway 9 or Colorado Highway 131.

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