CBS4’s Jeff Todd on Wednesday got an up-close look at the progress being made after the floods destroyed much of U.S. Highway 34 in Larimer County — the road between Loveland and Estes Park.
As Colorado recovers from last month’s devastating flooding, more people are now seeing the destruction firsthand. On Sunday homeowners in the flood-ravaged town of Drake returned — many for the first time in a month.
A body discovered in Colorado’s Larimer County has been identified as that of a woman who was seen swept away by massive floodwaters on Sept. 13.
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After days of cleanup and repairs, transportation officials have reopened several state highways in the aftermath of powerful floods that ripped bridges and roads in northern Colorado, severely restricting travel in populated areas.
Road crews are out laying the groundwork for the massive rebuilding project after flooding caused damage to Colorado roads.
Larimer County officials are reassuring evacuees that they will get the help they need as they endure a long wait before they can return home.
There are still signs that the flooding disaster is nowhere close to being resolved in Estes Park.
People could get out of Estes Park but couldn’t get back in on Friday. The infrastructure in town is devastated.
Some of the worst flooding has been along the Big Thompson River west of Loveland. One man documented his escape from the potentially deadly flooding.