Warm Temperatures Bring Flooding Concerns

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Warm temperatures in the high country have raised concerns about flooding.

Summit County actually closed the road along Straight Creek because of the rushing water.

It’s not just the temperatures that are to blame.

“The lack of trees; the trees we’ve had from the beetle kill. Those trees are not soaking up water like we would see in previous years, and we don’t have the tree canopy that’shading the snow to help slow some of that melt-off,” Summit County spokeswoman Tracy LeClair said.

Crews have done some sandbagging to try and keep the water in the creek.

In Golden part of a bike path has been closed due to high water along Clear Creek. Others using the creek are urged to be extra careful.


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