Two new oil spills have been discovered as inspectors continue to survey flooding damage to oil and gas wells in Weld County.
The historic floods in Colorado damaged hundreds of miles of roads and damaged hundreds of bridges. In Weld County alone, 122 bridges were damaged.
More spills are emerging from a Colorado oil patch ravaged by flooding as soggy conditions continue to hamper attempts to inspect the damage.
When the South Platte River spilled out of its banks in Evans early on Sept. 13 Sara Warner had to hang on to a stop sign for dear life as her home crumbled.
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.
Coloradans watched for more spills in flooded oilfields as crews waited for the waters to recede so they could begin cleanup operations.
More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oil field swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be found in coming days.
More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oilfield swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be found in coming days.
At its height, the number of people unaccounted for in Colorado flooding topped 1,200 and fears grew that there could be a massive death toll.
As inspectors with the state of Colorado and the Environmental Protection Agency begin looking into oil spills that have resulted from the state’s historic flooding, some farmers and ranchers are viewing the state’s waterways that flows near their land with concern.