Multi-car accident closes I-70 for lengthy stretch Friday afternoon |

Multi-car accident closes I-70 for lengthy stretch Friday afternoon

A multi-car accident Friday afternoon around 1 p.m. at exit 97 near the town of Silt caused major delays on Interstate 70, closing parts of the heavily-congested roadway for nearly four hours.

Commuters were redirected onto U.S. Highway 6 before the eastbound lanes were reopened around 2:30 p.m. Westbound lanes were fully opened at 4:30 p.m. after first responders were able to clean up the accident.

This is a developing story. The Post Independent will update the story as more information becomes available.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User