At 2:18 p.m., law enforcement on-scene in Palisade in the 3800 block of G 7/10 Road gave the official okay to re-open Interstate 70, in both directions. There may be a short delay with coordinating the opening of the Interstate near Palisade, but after 2 hours, the flow of traffic should be back to normal.
The Grand Junction Police Department Regional Bomb Squad rendered the dynamite safe, which was found on private property. This was not a criminal incident but rather a safety issue. Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in this incident, along with Palisade Fire Department and Colorado Department of Transportation.
While some law enforcement will remain on-scene for a short time, the incident is complete and no further updates will be provided on this site for this incident.
*Posted by HSB*