Major delays expected on eastbound I-70 around Glenwood Springs as crews recover semi from Colorado River

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Drivers on eastbound Interstate 70 between Rifle and Glenwood Springs should expect significant delays Wednesday as crews work to recover a FedEx semi that crashed into the Colorado River over the weekend.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said drivers should expect “major impacts” to traffic in this area starting at 9 a.m. and lasting past sunset, and possibly into Thursday.

The eastbound lanes may need to close completely, CDOT said.

All extra wide vehicle must use an alternate route.

Crews are recovering a FedEx semi and two trailers that crashed into the Colorado River just west of Glenwood Springs on Sunday. They will need to use a crane to get the semi and its trailers. The crane will be situated on the right side of eastbound lanes so one eastbound lane can stay open to slow-moving traffic. If there is not enough room for this, all eastbound lanes will close at mile point 109.

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