UPDATE: I-70 in Glenwood Canyon reopens after safety closure

UPDATE 5:27 p.m. — Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened in both directions Saturday evening after a safety closure due to a flash flood warning. There were no reported mud/debris slides.


No sooner had Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon reopened Saturday afternoon than it was closed again at 3:30 p.m. due to the flash flood warning.

I-70 was closed for about two hours in both directions between Rifle and Dotsero after the warning was issued a short time earlier by the National Weather Service.

The warning has now been lifted.

I-70 eastbound had just been reopened around 1 p.m. Saturday following a lengthy closure Thursday night and into Saturday. Westbound lanes had been reopened early Saturday morning.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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