GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, as of 7:00am, one lane is open each direction at I-70 Debeque Canyon east of Grand Junction.
Drivers are urged to avoid travel on I-70 between DeBeque and Highway 65 if possible.
Sporadic closers are expected throughout the day. A detour is set up using the De Beque cut-off road and Highway 65. This detour could be closed if the fire crosses I-70.
The fire, burning 10 miles NE of Grand Junction, has burned 12,047 acres and is 5% contained.
KKCO 11 News has calls into Union Pacific and is waiting to see the status of railroad traffic through this area as well.