Summit County neighborhood starts to place sandbags near Miners Creek |

Summit County neighborhood starts to place sandbags near Miners Creek

This photo taken around 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, shows flooding in the backyard of a home in the Bill's Ranch area of Frisco where law enforcement helped place sandbags.
Summit County Sheriff’s Office / Special to the Daily |

Parts of the Bill’s Ranch neighborhood in Frisco saw water levels rise alarmingly high Friday night.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy LeClair said a team was dispatched to help place sandbags in the area near Miners Creek. No property damage was reported.

In Silverthorne, a police representative said Saturday that the department had not heard of any flooding issues.

Water flows were high near Straight Creek and Canyon Trail in Dillon Valley, said Joel Cochran, the county’s emergency management director.

By midday Saturday, most of the water had receded, though drivers passed sandbags near Frisco Elementary School at Eighth Avenue and Pitkin Street.

Cochran said the county would need five warm days with nighttime temperatures above freezing combined with significant rain to cause flooding problems. Snowmelt alone won’t do it, he said, but he is closely monitoring local stream and river flows.

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