GCPH: Garfield County sees increase in ‘Delta’ variant cases

Six cases of the highly contagious COVID-19 variant confirmed

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health is aware of an increased amount of cases of the Delta COVID-19 variant in neighboring Mesa County and has identified six confirmed individuals in Garfield County who have tested positive for the variant over the past three weeks. Not all positive cases are sequenced for variants, meaning the actual number of infections is much higher.

Public health is asking anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to please do so to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the community as a whole.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the Delta variant (B.1.617.2), which originated in India, as a “variant of concern.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is classifying Delta as a “variant of interest.” First identified in India in October 2020, where Delta has been confirmed, there has been an increased number of COVID cases overall.

The Delta variant has been found to be more contagious, particularly amongst youth ages 12 to 20. According to Garfield County Public Health, anyone in Garfield County that tests positive for the COVID-19 virus likely has a variant strain of the disease. Areas of Colorado with lower vaccination rates are more likely to be impacted by the spread of the variants.

Garfield County Public Health reminds the public to maintain health precautions, especially if you are unvaccinated.

Avoid crowds and keep your distance from others; this virus and variant strain is highly contagious and spreads mainly through respiratory droplets when someone talks, coughs, or sneezes.

Wear a mask in public indoor settings, wherever social distancing is not possible, and where required by federal or other facility regulations.

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Stay home if you are sick. Seek testing for COVID-19 if you display symptoms; vaccine clinics are available throughout Garfield County. Go to garfield-county.com for more information and up-to-date alerts related to COVID-19.

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

06-10-21

El Condado Garfield ve un aumento en casos de variantes “Delta”

Se confirman seis casos de la variante COVID-19 altamente contagiosa

CONDADO GARFIELD – El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Garfield está al tanto de una gran cantidad de casos de la variante Delta COVID-19 en el vecino condado de Mesa y ha identificado a seis personas confirmadas en el condado Garfield que dieron positivo a la variante durante las últimas tres semanas. No todos los casos positivos se secuencian para las variantes, lo que significa que el número real de infecciones es mucho mayor.

Salud pública le pide a cualquier persona que aún no se ha vacunado que lo haga para protegerse a sí mismo, a sus seres queridos y a la comunidad en general.

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha incluido la variante Delta (B.1.617.2), que se originó en la India, como una “variante preocupante”. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) están clasificando a Delta como una “variante de interés”. Identificado por primera vez en India en octubre del 2020, donde se confirmó Delta, ha habido un alto número de casos de COVID en general.

Se ha descubierto que la variante Delta es más contagiosa, particularmente entre los jóvenes de 12 a 20 años. Según el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Garfield, cualquier persona en el Condado Garfield que dé positivo por el virus COVID-19 probablemente tenga una cepa variante de la enfermedad. Las áreas de Colorado con tasas de vacunación más bajas tienen más probabilidades de verse afectadas por la propagación de las variantes.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Garfield le recuerda al público que debe tomar precauciones de salud, especialmente si no está vacunado.

Evite multitudes y manténgase alejado de los demás; este virus y la cepa variante es muy contagioso y se transmite principalmente a través de las gotitas respiratorias cuando alguien habla, tose o estornuda.

Use un cubrebocas en lugares públicos al interior, donde el distanciamiento social no sea posible y donde lo requieran los reglamentos federales o de otras instalaciones.

Lávese las manos regularmente con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos.

Quédese en casa si está enfermo. Busque pruebas de COVID-19 si presenta síntomas; Clínicas de vacunación están disponibles en todo el Condado Garfield. Visite garfield-county.com para obtener más información y alertas relacionadas con COVID-19.

GCPH: Garfield County sees increase in ‘Delta’ variant cases

Governor Polis announces first round of Colorado Comeback Cash scholarship drawing winners

Today, Governor Polis announced the first five $50,000 winners of Colorado’s Comeback Cash Scholarship Drawing. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Angie Paccione, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

“Congratulations to our very first winners of the Colorado Comeback Cash Scholarship drawing!” said Governor Polis. “As some of the younger Coloradans eligible to receive the incredibly effective vaccine, I thank you for doing your part to protect yourself, your family, your classmates, and other members of your community. This lifesaving vaccine is our ticket for students to return to the classroom, and an opportunity to win a $50,000 scholarship, which can open a multitude of doors for students pursuing advanced education. I encourage you, whether you’re in high school or in your 60’s, to make a plan today to get this vaccine.”  

The winners of this week’s scholarship drawing are Natalie M. of Centennial, Arianna Garcia (14) of Longmont, Liam Atkins (15) of Boulder, Brett Cheney (16) of Mesa County, and Gabriella Sleight (14) of Littleton. 

Thomas M. of Steamboat Springs additionally won the scholarship but gave it to another Coloradan as he has already secured a full-ride scholarship to college. 

Vaccinated Coloradans ages 12-17 are eligible for the $50,000 scholarship and will be randomly selected over the next few weeks. Four additional drawings for the Comeback Cash Scholarship will occur on Mondays and winners will be announced on Thursdays, June 17, June 24, July 1, and July 8. 

The funds will be placed in a CollegeInvest account for the student to use when they pursue postsecondary education, including higher and technical education or credential programs. The funds can be left in the interest-bearing account for future educational use.

To learn more about the Comeback Cash Scholarship drawing, visit: 

ColoradoComebackCash.com and also view the Frequently Asked Questions

View today’s press conference

Governor Polis announces first round of Colorado Comeback Cash scholarship drawing winners

GCPH COVID-19 weekly summary: Hospitalization increases, vaccine rates by age

Hospitalizations: There has been a sharp 71 percent increase in the number of hospitalized cases that GCPH is tracking through case investigation. This is a reminder that the virus is not gone and not everyone reacts to the virus the same way. Some people are at much greater risk of severe illness. Overall, there are fewer cases and hospitalizations, however approximately 15 percent of all of the current COVID cases are hospitalized.

Incidence & test positivity: The incidence and test positivity rate have been stable even with people moving around more.  This stabilization is being attributed to the vaccine’s effectiveness and increased summer outdoor-based activities.

Vaccines: 12- to 15-year-olds had a 30 percent increase in vaccinations and 16- to 18-year-olds had a 40% percent increase in becoming fully vaccinated. Many 12- to 15-year-olds are now eligible for their second doses.

Breakdown of percentages with at least one dose of vaccine by age group.

Age GroupPercent with at least one vaccination
12-1523%
16-1839%
19-2948%
30-3949%
40-4957%
50-5962%
60-6977%
70-7989%
80+81%

This week’s Public Health COVID clinics

Glenwood Springs, Thursday, June 10
Public Health in Glenwood Springs, 2014 Blake Avenue
3 – 5 pm
Moderna and Pfizer (J&J vaccine if available)
*First or second dose welcome *Walk in or register

A list of vaccine clinics can be found on the English webpage, Spanish webpage, and on Facebook @Garfieldhealth.

Current Stats – these come from Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE, Our World in Data, CDC, Statista

Geographic Area Total Cases Currently Hospitalized Deaths Recovered Global 172,293,942 Not Available (N/A) 3,704,833 156,140,823 United States 33,335,650 18,770 596,783 N/A Colorado 545,002 483 6,603 N/A Garfield County 6078 7* 40 Confirmed N/A Eagle County 6,116 0 23 N/A Pitkin County 2,498 N/A 4 N/A Mesa County 15,987 31 142 15,368    

* Hospitalized cases that GCPH is tracking though the contact investigation process.

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Cases since last week

52 cases added over the last 7-day period for a rolling average of 7.43 cases per day.

Deaths

40 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases; cause of death was not COVID-19
0 deaths being investigated        
0 new death reported since last week

Metrics (5/22-5/28):

Day7-day Cumulative Incidence7-day Test Positivity Rate14-day Cumulative Incidence14-day Test Positivity Rate
Saturday83.13.5%169.533.4%
Sunday79.83.3%177.83.5%
Monday81.43.2%174.53.7%
Tuesday86.43.6%182.83.9%
Wednesday84.84.4%177.84.1%
Thursday79.83.8%184.54%
Friday84.74.5%186.24.2%

Hospitalizations : percent of cases that Garfield County Public Health is tracking through the case investigation process:

Saturday: 4%
Sunday: 3.7%
Monday: 3.8%
Tuesday: 3.8%
Wednesday: 16%
Thursday: 16.7%
Friday: 15.2%    

Vaccinations

As of June 3, for individuals vaccinated anywhere in the state with a Garfield County address.

VaccineFirst DosesSecond Doses
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)2,315
Pfizer10,5098,101
Moderna16,40414,393
Total29,22822,494
Difference from last week616484

The following are the total number of doses administered by Garfield County providers as of June 3rd.

First DosesSecond DosesDoses Administered for the week
All providers as of 6/329,26923,1361,200

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Resumen semanal sobre COVID-19

6.8.21
Aumentan hospitalizaciones, tasas de vacunación por edad

Hospitalizaciones: Ha habido un fuerte aumento del 71 por ciento en el número de hospitalizaciones en el Condado Garfield debido a COVID en la última semana. Esto es un recordatorio de que el virus no ha desaparecido y que no todos reaccionan al virus de la misma manera. Algunas personas tienen un riesgo mucho mayor de enfermarse grave. En general, hay menos casos y hospitalizaciones; sin embargo, aproximadamente el 15 por ciento de todos los casos actuales de COVID son hospitalizados.

Incidencia Y Positividad de Prueba: La incidencia y la tasa de positividad de la prueba  se han mantenido estables incluso ahora que personas empiezan a moverse más. Esta estabilización se atribuye a la eficacia de la vacuna y al aumento de actividades al aire libre durante el verano.

Vacunas: Aumentó un 30% la vacunación en jóvenes de 12 a 15 años y aumentó un 40% la vacunación completa en jóvenes de 16 a 18 años. Muchos jóvenes de 12 a 15 años ya son elegibles para recibir sus segundas dosis.

Distinción por porcentajes con al menos una dosis de vacuna por grupo de edad.

Grupo de EdadPorcentaje con al menos una vacuna
12-1523%
16-1839%
19-2948%
30-3949%
40-4957%
50-5962%
60-6977%
70-7989%
80+81%

Clínicas semanales de vacunación para COVID de Salud Pública

Glenwood Springs, jueves, junio 10
Public Health in Glenwood Springs, 2014 Blake Avenue
3 – 5 pm
Moderna and Pfizer (vacuna J&J depende de disponibilidad)
*Primera y segunda dosis son bienvenidos *Sin cita o regístrese para cita

Puede encontrar una lista sobre las clínicas de vacunación en la página web en inglés, página web en español, y en Facebook @Garfieldhealth.

Estadísticas actuales – provienen de Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, del CDPHE, Our World in Data, CDC y Statista

Área Geográfica Total de Casos Actualmente Hospitalizados Muertes Recuperados Global 172,293,942 No Disponible (N/A) 3,704,833 156,140,823 Estados Unidos 33,335,650 18,770 596,783 N/A Colorado 545,002 483 6,603 N/A Condado Garfield 6078 7* 40 Confirmados N/A Condado Eagle 6,116 0 23 N/A Condado Pitkin 2,498 N/A 4 N/A Condado Mesa 15,987 31 142 15,368    

* Casos hospitalizados que GCPH está rastreando a través del proceso de investigación de contactos.

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Casos desde la semana pasada

Se agregaron 52 casos durante el último período de 7 días para un promedio móvil de 7.43 casos por día.

Muertes

40 confirmadas que fueron relacionadas por COVID-19
Se han producido 2 muertes entre los casos de COVID-19; se determinó que fueron causadas por algo distinto al COVID-19
0 muertes investigadas
0 nuevas muertes reportadas desde la semana pasada

Métricas (5/22-5/28):

DíaIncidencia acumulada por 7 díasTasa de positividad de la prueba por 7 díasIncidencia acumulada por 14 díasTasa de positividad a la prueba por 14 días
sábado83.13.5%169.533.4%
domingo79.83.3%177.83.5%
lunes81.43.2%174.53.7%
martes86.43.6%182.83.9%
miércoles84.84.4%177.84.1%
jueves79.83.8%184.54%
viernes84.74.5%186.24.2%

Hospitalizaciones: porcentaje de casos que el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Garfield está rastreando a través del proceso de investigación de contactos:

sábado: 4%
domingo: 3.7%
lunes: 3.8%
martes: 3.8%
miércoles: 16%
jueves: 16.7%
viernes: 15.2%  

Vacunaciones

A partir del 3 de junio, personas vacunadas en cualquier parte del estado con una dirección en el Condado Garfield.

VacunaPrimera DosisSegunda Dosis
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)2,315
Pfizer10,5098,101
Moderna16,40414,393
Total29,22822,494
Diferencia a la semana pasada616484

Los siguientes son el número total de dosis administradas por proveedores del Condado Garfield desde el 3 de junio.

Primeras DosisSegundas DosisDosis administradas durante la semana
Todos los Proveedores desde 6/329,26923,1361,200
GCPH COVID-19 weekly summary: Hospitalization increases, vaccine rates by age

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. – Valley View is updating its reporting software and will provide new figures for specimens collected and positive results when that update is complete.

Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats – 6/9/21
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 264
Admitted patients discharged: 236

Definitions:

Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number.

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.  

Additional questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

“What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing. 

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for June 8, 2021

RIFLE, COLO. – The following are updated statistics from Grand River Health:

Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats – 6/8/2021
Number of individuals tested: 8,440
Positive results: 1,334
Pending results: 13
New positives since 6/1/21: 22
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 52
Patients transferred: 12
Patients discharged: 39

Reported numbers are from Grand River Health only and could change at any time.

Vaccine Update: Grand River Health is offering Covid 19 vaccinations to the general public ages 12+ in our clinics in Rifle and Battlement Mesa. Please call 625-1100 (option 1) to schedule.

All clinic services, hospital and specialty services and after hours care are open. All patients will be screened appropriately

All appointments can be made by calling 625-1100. Patients are asked to wear an ear loop mask while in the facility.

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for June 8, 2021

ERFPD: Cottonwood Pass reopens following fire-related closure


Bureau of Land Management Colorado Fire:

Update, 1:57 p.m. – Engine crews from Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management, along with single engine air tankers, continue to work on a wildfire that started this morning south of Interstate 70 between Gypsum and Dotsero. The Red Hill fire is an estimated half acre and crews are actively engaged in containment efforts. 

Eagle River Fire Protection District

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. – Cottonwood Pass has reopened.

UPDATE 1 p.m. – crews are reporting good progress at containing the fire. The US Forest Service and BLM (Bureau of Land Management from the UCR (Upper Colorado River) are on scene, along with Gypsum Fire, Greater Eagle Fire, Eagle River Fire, Eagle Valley Wildland, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Vail Fire and Emergency Services. Two aircraft are in the area as well. Fire is still estimated to be 3/4-1 acre.

UPDATE 1 p.m. – crews are reporting good progress at containing the fire. The US Forest Service is on scene, and two aircraft are in the area as well. No update on size, but it does not appear to have grown significantly.

UPDATE 11:45 a.m. – The fire is being reported as approximately 3/4 acre in size, with some torching. Winds 10-15 mph. Air resources are en route. A small plume of dark smoke is visible from Gypsum, although the majority of the smoke in the area has been carried here from fires in Arizona and New Mexico.

6.8.21 at 11:25 a.m. – Cottonwood Pass is closed from both Gypsum and El Jebel. Please avoid the area and #SlowDownMoveOver for emergency vehicles. Remember that wildland fires are #NoDroneZones and will shut down firefighting operations.

10:45 a.m. – Crews are responding a report of a wildland fire in the Cottonwood Pass/Red Hill area near Gypsum. Please do not call 911 to report this fire.

ERFPD: Cottonwood Pass reopens following fire-related closure

CDPHE to send vaccine reminder messages to 30- to 39-year-olds this week

In the coming days, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will send text and email notifications to people between the ages of 30 and 39 who may be overdue for their second COVID-19 vaccine. CDPHE previously sent similar messages to people over 40.

Text messages will be sent from 45778 on June 8 and 11, and emails will originate from ColoradoDPHE@teletask.com on June 10 to notify people whose current records in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) indicate they may be more than 42 days past their first dose. These messages will include information on how to find a vaccine provider to schedule a second vaccination.

These reminders will be sent in English and Spanish. Anyone who has additional questions after receiving a message can contact our COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 877-268-2926 that offers translation service in more than 100 languages. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El CDPHE enviará mensajes de texto recordatorios esta semana a las personas de entre 30-39 años de edad

En los próximos días, el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) enviará mensajes de texto y notificaciones por correo electrónico a las personas de entre 30-39 años de edad que quizás estén atrasadas para recibir su segunda vacuna contra el COVID-19. El CDPHE anteriormente envió mensajes similares a las personas mayores de 40 años de edad.

Los mensajes de texto serán enviados desde el número 45778 el 8 y el 11 de junio y los correos electrónicos serán enviados desde ColoradoDPHE@teletask.com el 10 de junio para notificar a las personas cuyos registros en el Sistema de Información de Inmunización de Colorado (CIIS, por sus siglas en inglés) indican que pueden haber pasado más de 42 días desde su primera dosis. Estos mensajes incluirán información sobre cómo encontrar a un proveedor de la vacuna para programar su segunda vacunación.

Estos recordatorios serán enviados en inglés y español. Cualquier persona con preguntas adicionales después de haber recibido el mensaje puede comunicarse con nuestra Línea de Ayuda de la Vacuna contra el COVID-19 al 877-268-2926 que ofrece servicios de traducción en más de 100 idiomas. 

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE to send vaccine reminder messages to 30- to 39-year-olds this week

NWS: Fire weather watch for Garfield County on Wednesday and Thursday

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels that is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued from Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* Affected area … In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River below 6500 feet.

* Winds … South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity … 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts … Conditions will become favorable for easy ignition and rapid spread of fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

NWS: Fire weather watch for Garfield County on Wednesday and Thursday

NWS: Flash flood watch / CDOT: Glenwood Canyon rest areas and recreation path closed

National Weather Service
7:10 pm
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK BURN AREA IS CANCELLED.
The Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the following areas in northwest Colorado, Flat Tops, in west central Colorado, Central Colorado River Basin and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys, has been cancelled.

The Flood Watch for the Grizzly Creek Burn area is cancelled. Flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat.

Colorado Department of Transportation
6:05 pm
Safety closures for rest areas and the Glenwood Canyon recreation path will continue overnight. The rest areas affected are Grizzly Creek (Exit 121) and Hanging Lake (Exit 125) and Shoshone Power Plant (Exit 123).

Colorado Department of Transportation
4:15 pm
TRAVEL ALERT | I-70 Glenwood Canyon Flash Flood Watch, Saturday, 6/5/21

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Grizzly Creek burn scar in Glenwood Canyon. There are safety closures in place for the Glenwood Canyon recreation path, the Grizzly Creek and Hanging Lake Rest areas and Shoshone. Motorists planning to travel through Glenwood Canyon should monitor the weather closely.

During a Flash Flood Watch, CDOT has crews and equipment on standby in preparation for a closure of I-70. If there is a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek burn scar, CDOT will close I-70 in Glenwood Canyon from Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to Exit 133 (Dotsero). Only local traffic on I-70 will be allowed east of Exit 109.

Updates will be posted to cotrip.org and CDOT’s Twitter page.
#KnowBeforeYouGo #Colorado #I70 #GrizzlyCreekFire

National Weather Service:
2:29 pm
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK BURN AREA IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.
Colorado Department of Transportation:
2:51 pm
REST AREAS AND RECREATION PATH CLOSED: I-70 eastbound/westbound Grizzly Creek mile marker 121 and Shoshone mile marker 123 are closed until 9 pm, due to forecasted precipitation over the Grizzly Creek burn scar.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

  • Flash Flood Watch for the Grizzly Creek Burn area in portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the following areas, in northwest Colorado, Flat Tops. In west-central Colorado, Central Colorado River Basin and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys until 9 pm MDT this evening.
  • National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting the potential for heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Burn area from thunderstorms. This rain may lead to flash flooding and debris flows over and near the burn scar. The threat for heavy rain will continue through the early evening hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…you should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=57842955

NWS: Flash flood watch / CDOT: Glenwood Canyon rest areas and recreation path closed