The following information is in reference to a SIMULATED incident taking place in Mesa County. This is only a drill. More information about this drill can be found at here.
Multiple emergency responders agencies are responding to a crash involving two semi truck on I70 near mile marker 22. One of the vehicles involved is a tanker truck. Hazardous Materials response teams are on scene.
I70 is closed in both directions at the Westgate exit on the west side of Grand Junction to the Clifton exit. I70-B is the detour route.
As a precaution an Emergency Notification has been sent out to residences in a 1.5 mile radius around the crash site. Those people are being told to shelter in place at this time.
All of Mesa County is on accident alert at this time. If you are involved in a crash that does not involve injuries, no one is intoxicated, please exchange registration, license, and contact information and report it within 48 hours to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
MEDIA- STAGE AT THE ROADBLOCK ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF INTERSTATE.
Updated information will be posted at www.mesacountyjic.com throughout the duration of this incident. Please check this website often to get the latest information. You can also enter your email address on the website to receive email notifications anytime new information is posted.
People in Mesa County can also dial 211 from a landline phone or 970-244-8400 from a mobile phone for the latest information on this incident.
There may be times during critical incidents when first responders need to contact you directly during the emergency. To register your phone number, mobile device and/or email with the Mesa County Emergency Notification System so that you can receive notifications from the 911 dispatch center during critical incidents please visit www.gjcity.org/EmergencyNotifications.