UPDATED: Westbound I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon

Four commercial vehicles were involved in a crash on I-70 west of Dotsero on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Colorado Department of Transportation/Courtesy photo

Update 6:30 p.m.: Interstate 70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Original story: There is an extended closure westbound starting at mile marker 130 on Interstate 70 near Dotsero because of a hazmat spill in Glenwood Canyon. The canyon closed around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Four commercial vehicles were involved in the crash, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. One vehicle was a tanker carrying gasoline, so crews must drain the 7,000 gallons of gasoline into another tanker, a task that could take hours. The tanker spilled 3,000 gallons of gasoline after the crash, but the spill has since been stopped.

Drivers are being asked to detour north on Colorado Highway 131, to U.S. 40, to Colorado Highway 13. The detour adds about two and half hours to travel.

Visit for the most up-to-date road closure information.

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