Fire Prompts Closure of I-70 Near Rulison

Local News

All lanes are now open on Interstate 70 in Garfield County after crews make progress on a fire that earlier prompted a shutdown of the road from Parachute to Rulison.

A spokesman for the Grand Valley Fire Protection District said the blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday.

The fire began near Rulison, apparently involving a semi trailer, and eventually led to a major traffic backup after officials closed the interstate.

According to CDOT’s Twitter account, I-70 was fully reopened just after 8:30 Monday evening.

Crews are now in monitor mode for the next 24 to 48 hours.

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