Update: Flash flooding leads to road, recpath, facility closures | SummitDaily.com

Update: Flash flooding leads to road, recpath, facility closures

A mudslide covers the Tenmile Recpath at mile marker 198 on Friday afternoon. The incident followed heavy rain in the area.
Photo from Summit County government

3:45 p.m. Saturday: Due to the amount of debris and mudflow on U.S. Highway 6, the road is not expected to open until Sunday evening, July 25, according to a news release. The highway was originally expected to be cleared by the afternoon.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson Bob Wilson said there have been no reports of any injuries.

8 a.m. Saturday: U.S. Highway 6 over Loveland Pass remains closed while crews work to clear a mudslide that took place overnight near Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Traffic will be redirected through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels, leading to traffic stops each hour to allow hazmat vehicles through.

Mudslides also closed Interstate 70 through the Glenwood Canyon. Find the latest road updates at CoTrip.org.

6:35 p.m. Friday: The Summit County Open Space and Trails Department has closed the recpath in Tenmile Canyon at mile marker 198 due to a mudslide caused by heavy rain, according to a news release from the county. Cleanup will not begin until the rain has stopped.

The Summit County Resource Allocation Park, known as SCRAP or the Dillon dump, will be closed Saturday, July 24, because of storm damage. The facility is expected to reopen for business Monday, July 26, according to a news release.

Summit County remains under a flash flood watch until 9 p.m. Friday. Read more about the forecast and how to stay safe here.

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