Update on the westbound I-70 closure at De Beque: Westbound I-70 continues to be closed in De Beque Canyon at Exit 62, due to the hazmat crash yesterday. There is no estimated time of reopening and staging for all wide loads continues to be at Exit 62.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) continues to ask that motorists avoid traveling west along this section of I-70 due to limited detour options. Westbound motorists have the option of detouring around the closure by taking Exit 62, and traveling west on Mesa County 45 ½ Road to Colorado Highway 65. Once at CO 65, motorists can travel north back to I-70 westbound.
There are still icy, snow-packed sections of CO 13, US 40 and CO 139, so CDOT does not recommend that route as a detour.