The last highway closed in Colorado after September’s historic floods is back open.
The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is now open.
The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is reopening.
Monday’s opening of Highway 36 following flood repairs was welcome news to many, but it has some Jefferson County residents feeling like officials are playing favorites with the priorities for the recovery.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and other state leaders announced a big boost in federal flood relief this week.
Coal Creek Canyon was hard hit by last month’s deadly flooding that ripped through Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper toured the damage on Friday for the first time.
Highway 119 is now back open, which is great news for those who live in the area or who are trying to get to Estes Park, but the Colorado Department of Transportation still faces a long list of roads needing repair.
So far a full assessment of properties hasn’t been completed in Coal Creek Canyon because some roads remain inaccessible, but 14 homes are a total loss.
Two people are dead after a crash near the intersections of Highway 93 and Highway 72 near Golden Saturday afternoon.