Areas burned by wildfires leading to flooding or the possibility of it have closed the road along Interstate 70 on Thursday, including Glenwood Canyon.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, both eastbound and westbound I-70 in Glenwood Valley were closed in the afternoon. The area between West Glenwood and Dotsero is inaccessible to drivers as transport officials prepare for a potential debris flow from heavy rain.
According to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, the canyon is closed due to a flash flood warning over the Grizzly Creek burn scar area.
Transport workers had also closed the valley on Tuesday due to flash floods and reopened it on Wednesday.
— Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) 22 July 2021
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that westbound I-70 on Avon Highway is also closed due to a mudslide in the area in the afternoon.
Transportation officials warned drivers traveling in the summer to expect possible closures over the next 10 days, monitoring several burn-mark areas including Grizzly Creek, Cameron Peak and East Troublesam, which saw a number of burn marks, including Granby, Grand The lake burned extensive areas of forest last summer near Estes. Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Glenwood Springs.
A woman was killed and three others are still missing in the sudden floods in the Poudre Valley.