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

CDOT adopts emergency rules allowing food trucks to obtain permits to serve customers at highway rest areas

Rules implement Governor Polis’ executive order from May 2

STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation issued emergency rules establishing a process for food truck operators to obtain permits to serve food at highway rest areas. Commercial motor carriers moving critical freight and goods across the country are lacking many of their usual options for food service throughout the country, including in Colorado.

“This action helps ensure the availability of freshly-prepared food to commercial truck drivers while simultaneously providing additional economic opportunities to food truck operators,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “These food truck operators are mainly owners of small businesses, which are being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Participating food truck vendors will – like businesses across Colorado – need to comply fully with all social distancing requirements pursuant to Governor Polis’ ‘Safer at Home’ Executive Order to protect the health and safety of themselves and freight operators.”

Governor Polis issued an executive order on May 2 to suspend a section of state statute and allow food trucks to operate at Colorado’s rest areas.

“As Coloradans continue to take precautions including wearing masks and staying home, we are all grateful for the hard work of Colorado’s truckers, who are working hard to ensure that our supply chain runs smoothly and our grocery shelves are stocked. In addition to expressing thanks to truckers, we are taking action and removing barriers and regulations that get in the way of our truckers having access to freshly made meals,” said Gov. Polis. “This action will help Colorado’s truckers have access to fresh and affordable meals on the road and help our small food truck businesses continue to support themselves in a way that also supports our critical supply chain needs and our community. I encourage food truck operators to help truckers who are helping all of us by getting out to Colorado’s rest stops.”

Interested food truck operators can view requirements, rest area sites, and apply for a permit at CDOT’s dedicated page. The initial rest areas available for food truck service will be at the following sites: 

  • Colorado City
  • Cortez (Sleeping Ute)
  • Edwards
  • El Moro Trinidad
  • Rifle Rest Area
  • Shaw Creek (South Fork)
  • Sterling
  • Wiggins
CDOT adopts emergency rules allowing food trucks to obtain permits to serve customers at highway rest areas