Breaking news: Fire closes eastbound Highway 82 | AspenTimes.com

Breaking news: Fire closes eastbound Highway 82

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS CANYON – A wildfire on the south side of Highway 82 in Snowmass Canyon has forced the closure of both eastbound, or upvalley lanes, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

The closure starts at Old Snowmass; motorists are advised to expect delays.

Aspen and Basalt firefighters were called to the scene. The initial fire call came in at about 1 p.m. Smoke and flames in multiple spots along about a half-mile stretch were reported.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.