NWS: Flash flood watch cancelled for Glenwood Canyon

National Weather Service

July 8, 5:55 p.m. – EVENT CANCELLED: Flash Flood Watch from 7/8/2021 for Glenwood Canyon.

Colorado Department of Transportation

July 8, 6:18 p.m. – UPDATE – REST AREAS AND RECREATION PATH CLOSED: I-70 eastbound / westbound Grizzly Creek mile marker 121 and Shoshone mile marker 123 will remain closed overnight.

July 8, 4:15 p.m. Rest areas and Glenwood Canyon recreation path closed: I-70 eastbound and westbound rest areas are closed at Grizzly Creek mile marker 121, and Shoshone mile marker 123, due to forecasted precipitation over the Grizzly Creek burn scar.

National Weather Service

July 8, 2021, 4:04 p.m. – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area until 6 p.m. MDT this evening in portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the following areas: in northwest Colorado, Flat Tops Wilderness; in west central Colorado, Central Colorado River Basin and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain valleys.

National Weather Service Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area that may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

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

NWS: Flash flood watch cancelled for Glenwood Canyon