Eastbound I-70 closes briefly in canyon
Snow is expected to continue Tuesday after causing a few disruptions Monday in Garfield County.
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon were closed briefly during the afternoon after two semis jackknifed about 5 miles into the canyon, forcing the closure.
Crews had the lanes open again within 45 minutes.
Snow also led Garfield Re-2 School District to cancel all after-school activities Monday. Re-2 includes schools in New Castle, Silt and Rifle.
Earlier Monday the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of western Garfield County, with as much as 10 inches of accumulated snow expected in some areas.
According to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, the Rifle- and Glenwood Springs-area forecast called for snow overnight and much of the day Tuesday.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon may be closed intermittently Wednesday through the weekend, as highway crews break down and remove boulders and patch potholes caused by Tuesday’s rock slide.