Canyon Creek residents allowed to return home last night |

Canyon Creek residents allowed to return home last night

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CANYON CREEK ” Colorado Road and Bridge crews worked diligently Thursday evening removing large amounts of mud and debris from the Canyon Creek Road, after heavy rains soaked the area left unstable by the New Castle Fire in June.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Tanny McGinnis, said that crews re-opened the blocked road around 9 p.m. and residents were allowed to go home.

“They (Road and Bridge) had some trouble getting there because of other problems on Interstate 70 and Highway 6,” McGinnis said. “But they were able to get up there and clear the road.”

According to McGinnis, the debris flow covered little over a mile of the Canyon Creek Road, and was impassable by motorists. Crews discovered a large propane tank had been knocked off it’s concrete slab, but were able to secure the tank to alleviate further damage and risk, McGinnis said.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and county officials will visit the site Friday to determine the extent of the damage incurred by the debris flow. McGinnis was unable to estimate damage to homes in the area but did indicate that there was some damage to the road’s surface that needed to be fixed.

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