GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Flash flood concerns on Wednesday kept Interstate 70 closed through Glenwood Canyon. The stretch of interstate reopened just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
The area that’s closed is around the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar.READ MORE: Wildfire Sparks In Ptarmigan Wilderness Above Town Of Silverthorne
The Colorado Department of Transportation said earlier this summer that it would close the canyon anytime there was a flash flood warning because of safety concerns.READ MORE: Hector Frias-Chavarria Sentenced For Drunken & Deadly Road Rage Crash
The closure spans between Rifle and Dotsero. CDOT says it will be closed until crews feel the canyon is safe to reopen.MORE NEWS: High COVID Plateau In Colorado Somewhat Dependent On Vaccines For Children
Numerous mudslides from the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar have overtaken this section of the interstate.