NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area until 6 p.m.

CDOT

July 1, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Travel alert
Flash Flood Watch I-70 Glenwood Canyon

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the #GrizzlyCreek burn scar in #GlenwoodCanyon. There are safety closures in place for rest areas in Glenwood Canyon and the recreation path.

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 #I70. If there is a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek burn scar, CDOT will close I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Updates on when the Watch ends will be posted to cotrip.org and CDOT’s Twitter page. #KnowBeforeYouGo #Colorado #GrizzlyCreekFire #I70MountainCorridor

National Weather Service

July 1, 2021, 11:34 a.m. – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. MDT for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area in portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the Flat Tops Wilderness, Central Colorado River Basin, and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.

National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area until 6 p.m.