I-70 closed in both directions due to wildfire west of Vail

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EDWARDS, Colo. — Colorado Department of Transportation confirms I-70 is closed in both directions 5 miles west of Edwards to Avon due to a wildfire Thursday evening.

CDOT said to expect long delays for the safety closure. The wildfire is threatening structures.

Colorado State Patrol reported that I-70 was shut down just before 6 p.m. in Edwards, which is west of Vail.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area and keep off the roadways, including Highway 6.

No word yet on when the interstate will reopen.

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