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Westbound I-70 reopens in Glenwood Springs after brush fire closure

All lanes open as of 3:15 p.m.
Posted at 1:23 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 17:20:39-04

DENVER – Westbound Interstate 70 was shut down in Glenwood Springs around 1 p.m. Tuesday because of several brush fires off the north side of the interstate, though all lanes were back open by 3:15 p.m.

The city of Glenwood Springs said firefighters were working on fighting the fires, which were just northwest of the Colorado Highway 82 exit. The westbound lanes were closed at the exit at mile marker 116. Officials had opened the left lanes of traffic by 2 p.m.

U.S. Highway 6 was shut down between Devereux Road and Donegan Road in both directions as well but had also reopened by 3:15 p.m.

Photos from the scene showed white smoke on the northern side of the highway. Click here for traffic conditions across the state.