I-70 Closed Both Directions Until at Least Late Afternoon

Final Update: I-70 now open in both directions.

UPDATE:  Eastbound I-70 is open from Glenwood Springs (mm 116) to Wolcott (mm 157) with a traffic escort in place. Periodic traffic stops may occur as well. Westbound I-70 remains closed from Wolcott (mm 157) to Glenwood Springs (mm 116) due to police activity. There is no estimated time of opening.

EAGLE/GARFIELD COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed I-70 both eastbound and westbound approaching Glenwood Canyon for ongoing police investigation. I-70 Eastbound is closed at MM 116 at Glenwood Springs and Westbound is closed at at Exit 157 at Wolcott.

Law enforcement crews estimate that this closure could remain for UP TO four more hours for eastbound (ending possibly by 5:30 p.m.) and for eight more hours for westbound (ending possibly by 9:30 p.m.)

This is only an estimate and motorists are urged to check cdot’s site before making travel plans as the interstate could open sooner/later.

For More Information:  Please check CDOT’s traveler information site for updates at www.cotrip.org or sign up for CDOT’s Mobile App on our web site at www.coloradodot.info.