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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Oct. 3, 2019

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 23:21:11-04

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


9:06 p.m. The eastbound lanes of I-70 are back open at Wolcott following a wildfire in Eagle County, CDOT says.

6:49 p.m. Westbound I-70 is now open at Avon, but the eastbound lanes remain closed at Wolcott.

6: 46 p.m. — Denver police officers are conducting a death investigation in the area of Florida and Platte River Drive. No other information was immediately available.

6:25 p.m. I-70 is estimated to be closed until 8:30 p.m. while crews continue to put out hotspots from a wildfire burning in Eagle County. The westbound lanes of I-70 are closed at Avon; the eastbound lanes at Wolcott. Use Highway 6 as an alternate route, but expect heavy delays, CSP Eagle says.

5:47 p.m. — Interstate 70 is closed in both directions between Wolcott and Avon due to a wildfire that is threatening nearby structures, according to CSP Eagle officials. You are asked to avoid the area, including Highway 6.