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I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon after crash

Semi crash on July 7 2022_Colorado State Patrol in Eagle
Posted at 12:38 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 14:29:19-04

UPDATE | July 8 — The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will close all eastbound lanes of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon on July 13 to remove the semi that crashed Thursday. The closure will begin at 10 a.m. and last about six hours. Westbound lanes will stay open. Click here for other details.


The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon reopened Thursday afternoon more than six hours after it was shut down between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero because of a semi crash.

All westbound lanes were back open by 4 p.m. as well. Colorado State Patrol originally estimated it would take 6-8 hours for the road to reopen after the truck rolled over into the median between the westbound and eastbound lanes.

The closure started at exit 116 in Glenwood Springs.

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Drivers who needed to get around the crash were able take Colorado Highway 13 to US 40 to CO 9.

"It's a beautiful day for the scenic route," CSP added.

CDOT first reported the crash around 9:43 a.m.

No details were immediately available on the crash or injuries.

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Prep work is continuing in the canyon to protect infrastructure ahead of future spring and summer slides.