Interstate 70 has been closed in both directions due to a rock slide early Thursday morning.

[UPDATE 5:30 p.m.] Eastbound and Westbound lanes of I-70 are now open to traffic following the clean-up of a rock slide earlier today. The Colorado Department of Transportation removed rock and debris from the roadway and reopened the Interstate at approximately 4:20 p.m.

With more rain in the forecast, the possibility of additional slides still exist. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling through the affected area.


The closure affects the highway from mile marker 116 to mile marker 133. That essentially means Glenwood Canyon to Dotsero. The road was closed just after 8:00 a.m. today.

The Colorado Department of Transportation suggests an alternate route of Highway 13 north of Rifle to US 40 Highway 131, to I-70 at Wolcott.

Clean up is underway, but there's not been an estimate given for when the highway will reopen.