Tag Archives: I-70

UPDATE: One More Dies After SUV Bear Collision

Three people died and four others were injured around 3:30 Friday morning, when an SUV collided with a bear on I-70 near Rifle. The collision, which resulted in the closure of the highway for a period of time, sent the vehicle off the road where it rolled multiple times. Some of the passengers were ejected Continue reading

Accident Dumps Dozens Of Pigs Onto I-70 – See Video

A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 70 just east of Glenwood spilled dozens of pigs on to the highway Monday afternoon, bringing traffic in the westbound lane to a standstill. The accident occurred when the truck driver lost control and hit the right guard rail before crossing the Continue reading

One Killed, Trooper Injured In Accident Near Rifle

One person was killed yesterday, while another and a State Trooper were sent to the hospital, following an accident on I-70 near Rifle. The incident began when the state trooper pulled over a vehicle on the interstate around 5:30.  During the traffic stop an oncoming vehicle collided with Continue reading

CO Receives Funds To Repair Rock Slide Damage

Colorado has been granted over $7 million from the Federal Highway Administration, to help pay for damage from the rock-slide which closed down I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, in early 2016. These funds will be critical in addressing the issues caused by the slide, and will help support the State’s Emergency Relief account, which was facing significant shortfalls. According to Continue reading

Avalanches Cause Closures On I-70

Avalanches were a big issue yesterday in Colorado. Separate snow slides shut down I-70 near Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel for most of the day. Berthoud Pass was also closed due to avalanche reduction work for approximately 10 hours. Severe Continue reading

UPDATE: I-70 Closed, Traffic Detoured Through NW Colorado

An accident on I-70 west Gypsum this morning has closed the highway in both directions. A tractor trailer and a semi hauling diesel fuel collided on the highway just before six this morning. The collision caused 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the median of the Continue reading

Semi Accident Closes I-70 Near Silverthorne

I-70 was closed last night 4 miles east of Silverthorne for almost 6 hours after a semi crash. The accident occured around 7, when the semi driver rolled his tractor-trailer spilling his load of 50 foot oil and gas pipes onto both sides of the highway, closing I-70 in both directions. The Continue reading

Heavy Traffic Expected New Years Weekend

If you plan to travel to or from Denver over New Years weekend expect heavy traffic. Traffic on I-70 is expected to be nearly 50% higher this weekend as compared to average daily traffic on the highway. For up-to-date Continue reading

Emergency Landing On I-70

cxq8sbtuoaapbwnA small airplane shut down one lane of I-70 near Rifle yesterday afternoon, after it was forced to make an emergency landing on the Highway when it ran out of gas. The plane landed on I-70 a little before 5. It took approximately 2 hours for crews to remove the plane from the highway and transport it to Continue reading

2 Hour Delays Expected For I-70 Travelers

CDOTAnyone traveling to and from Denver this week may encounter delays on I-70.  The Colorado Department of Transportation will be performing rock fall mitigation next to I-70 near George Town, Tuesday through Thursday. Continue reading

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Open Thursday

I-70 HelicopterThursday’s planned closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon that would have diverted traffic through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek has been cancelled. The canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rock fall mitigation project. Wednesdays ideal flying conditions allowed crews to Continue reading

I-70 Closed Wednesday And Thursday

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for a period of time this week, again diverting traffic through Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing the Canyon highway Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30 and 3:30 each day to allow a helicopter to be utilized for the rock fall mitigation project. Traffic Continue reading