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Summit County commissioners: Montezuma flood brought out the best in us

Montezuma flood brought out the best in us

On June 3, Summit County suffered severe flooding in the Snake River Basin, which destroyed a substantial section of Montezuma Road — the only improved public roadway that provides access to the town of Montezuma.

In response to this disaster, a team of talented professionals from Summit County government and several of our community partners worked tirelessly to prevent further flood damage to the road, to re-establish pedestrian and vehicle access to the Montezuma community and to assist residents affected by the flooding. Because of the responders’ exemplary leadership, decisive actions, teamwork and commitments to safety and service, the impacts on our community were greatly reduced.

The Summit Board of County Commissioners extends its heartfelt thanks to the dedicated men and women of the Summit County Road and Bridge Department, Sheriff’s Office, Water Rescue Team, Engineering Department, Communications Center, Ambulance Service, Office of Emergency Management and the Summit Stage. We also wish to express our deep gratitude to Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, the town of Dillon, the town of Silverthorne, the town of Frisco, Summit County Rescue Group, Jackson County, American Red Cross, Xcel Energy, Century Link, Stantec Consulting Services, Montezuma Mayor Lesley Davis and the entire Montezuma community.

Karn Stiegelmeier, Dan Gibbs

and Thomas Davidson

Summit Board of County Commissioners

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