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GLENWOOD CANYON, Colorado – Crews from rockfall contractor Yenter Cos. will conduct rock scaling, which involves bringing rocks down by hand, and some rockfall fence repairs today in Glenwood Canyon.

The work will be done at mile 122.5, just west of the Shoshone Power Plant.

The lane closure will extend to east of the Hanging Lake Tunnel.

Work hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will likely be full traffic stops of both lanes in both directions of up to 15 minutes. Delays may last beyond 15 minutes as slow-moving traffic queues are cleared.

Westbound traffic will be stopped east of Hanging Lake Tunnel, near mile 126. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at mile 122.3, west of the Shoshone Power Plant.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Friday cautioning residents about the current fire risk.

Garfield County firefighters have responded to nine wildland fires in the past week. Eight started as controlled burns and got away from the property owners.

Garfield County emergency responders advise residents to be aware of the potential fire danger due to overgrowth and dryness of last year’s fuels.

Until new growth and moisture moves into the area, which will slow the spread of fire, the risk remains high.

Limit outdoor burning to the early morning hours, when the weather is cool and calm. Complete the burn by noon to allow embers to cool before the dry afternoon winds move into the area.

If your burn becomes difficult to manage, do not hesitate to call 911. Call for help early before it gets out of control and becomes a risk to the community.

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