Mudslide that covered Colorado Hwy. 14 cleared |

Mudslide that covered Colorado Hwy. 14 cleared

DENVER — Highway officials have reopened Colorado 14 northwest of Fort Collins after clearing a mudslide that partially covered the road.

The highway was closed west of Ted’s Place to Stove Prairie at about 8:45 p.m. Friday as thunderstorms and hail pummeled northern Colorado. It was reopened at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Aultman says the mudslide occurred in an area that was affected by wildfires last year.

Kari Bowen, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder, tells The Denver Post that rain fell at the rate of 2.29 inches an hour in the Fort Collins area Friday night.

The mudslide was the only one reported in Colorado on Friday.

— The Associated Press

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