Garco911: Canyon reopen on I-70 following accident in Glenwood Canyon

1:53 a.m. – CDOT reopened all lanes on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon following crash cleanup.

3:40 p.m. – CDOT has placed an eastbound closure point on I-70 at exit 87 (Rifle) to encourage use of the alternative route. Local traffic is still able to pass through to Glenwood Springs as needed at exits 87 and 109, but eastbound traffic is fully closed at exit 116.

3:20 p.m. – Local access is open on I-70 eastbound from exit 109 (Canyon Creek) to Glenwood Springs/CO 82, but local traffic is being screened and is moving slowly. There is no eastbound access past exit 116 (main Glenwood Springs exit). Please plan accordingly.

2:44 p.m. – CDOT: Between Exit 109: US 6; Canyon Creek (1 mile east of the New Castle area) and Exit 133: Dotsero (Dotsero). Update: remains closed during ongoing crash cleanup in eastbound lanes. All WB lanes now open. Use alternate routes north of I-70. Extensive construction & other restrictions ongoing along multiple routes south of I-70.

2 p.m. – I-70 EB through Glenwood Canyon following serious crash.  Early est. for eastbound being re-opened is 12 HOURS. I-70 EB is CLOSED at MP 109 (Canyon Creek) – only open for local access.  All others should use for alt route.

1:50 p.m. – COTrips: There is an extended closure in place for I-70 eastbound in Glenwood Canyon due to a major crash. The closure is expected to continue through Friday night, May 28, 2021.

Due to the extended closure, *eastbound* motorists on #I70 are advised to take the northern alternate route if traveling eastbound between Rifle and Eagle County, Summit County or the Denver metro area. Motorists should anticipate delays on the alternate route due to additional detour traffic. Westbound I-70 is closed at this time but the closure is expected to be shorter than for eastbound. Eastbound and westbound are closed due to a crash in the eastbound lanes near Mile Point 125, which is near the Hanging Lake exit.

Motorists traveling eastbound on I-70 can reach the Denver Metro area by turning north from I-70 onto Colorado Highway 13 at Rifle (Exit 90). Travel north on CO 13 to Craig, then turn east on US Highway 40 towards Kremmling. In Kremmling, motorists should head south on Colorado Highway 9 towards Silverthorne. In Silverthorne, motorists can rejoin eastbound I-70.

Before detouring onto any alternate route, motorists should refer to for the latest road conditions. CDOT strongly discourages travelers from using highways south of I-70 for an alternate route, due to extensive construction closures. CDOT also asks that motorists not use Cottonwood Pass Road (in Eagle/Garfield counties), Hagerman Pass, Eagle/Thomasville Road or other county or forest service roads in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties as a detour. These roads are not built for heavy traffic or commercial oversize vehicles. Many of these four-wheel drive roads also do not have cell phone coverage.

1:36 p.m. – I-70 is closed at mile-marker 109 EB, Canyon Creek, to reroute traffic due to an accident in Glenwood Canyon.

12:35 p.m. – I-70 is closed at mile-marker 116 EB, Glenwood Springs, due to an accident.

CDOT: I-70 eastbound / westbound 6 miles east of Glenwood Springs (milemarker 124.4-124.4) road closed.

Garco911: Canyon reopen on I-70 following accident in Glenwood Canyon