US 36 Lyons to Estes Park Closed Until at Least 5 pm
Thursday, July 13
US 36 remains closed from Lyons to Estes Park due to a traffic accident. It will likely be closed until at least 5 pm. Travelers are advised to take Hwy. 7 as an alternate route to Estes Park. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office notes that Hwy 7 is currently very busy due to the increased traffic volume and planned road construction. They are currently working with the road construction contractor on Hwy 7 to minimize additional travel delays. The accident involved a dump truck, near mile marker 15 and will require large towing vehicles to remove it safely.
Pinewood residents will need to use Hwy 7. Residents that live in the Blue Mtn area, Apple Valley, and Longmont Dam Road will be allowed through but will need to show an ID. However, no one will be allowed past Longmont Dam Road.