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Eastbound Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for part of Wednesday, July 13, as crews removed a tractor-trailer that crashed there last week.

The interstate will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. Work is expected to take about six hours, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Westbound I-70 will remain open.

CDOT suggests motorists follow an alternate route and suggests:

“The length of the closure could change depending on weather and other variables, so CDOT asks that eastbound motorists plan alternate routes for the day

“Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route.

“The northern alternate route on US Highway 40 is recommended for most motorists. The northern alternate route will require approximately 2.5 hours additional travel time to reach your destination, compared to traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Eastbound motorists should anticipate construction at exit 205 in Silverthorne when returning to I-70 from Colorado Highway 9. During the closure, motorists will continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley.

“By traveling on the recommended alternate route, motorists can avoid major delays caused by rough roads and other hazards.

“CDOT asks motorists to not use US 50 as an alternate route due to heavy construction and traffic impacts between Montrose and Gunnison.” 

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