Due to the Grizzly Creek Fire spread, residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for updates via text message from EC Alert. Go to www.ecalert.org to sign up. If you already have an account, be sure your location is up to date along with your subscription preferences so that you get evacuation and pre-evacuation orders as they come. You can also see updates on the EC Emergency website, http://www.ecemergency.org/2020/08/grizzly-creek-fire-update.html.
Daily operations video updates will also be posted on the Grizzly Creek Fire Facebook page. The team will host a virtual FaceBook live community meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO/ .
Maps and other information will also be posted on inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/.
Here is an interactive map of the Grizzly Creek fire area indicating evacuation areas and road closures. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=17es-mGM8G3s1URX4sey7KIJhr1rGudJ-&ll=39.5694285529041%2C-107.23921498427734&z=11
I-70 has reopened effective Aug. 24 on a limited basis between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. Forest Service Road 400, Eagle-Thomasville Road, is closed due to excessive traffic and accidents resulting from drivers attempting to use this primarily dirt road as an alternate to the I-70 closure. Cottonwood Pass Road in Garfield and Eagle counties has reopened with restrictions. Independence Pass has reopened with restrictions. Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail and Clinetop Mesa roads and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads are also closed, as well as many surrounding White River National Forest and BLM roads. For more information regarding road closures: https://www.codot.gov/travel