Flash flood hits western GarCo road | PostIndependent.com

Flash flood hits western GarCo road

County Road 213 in Garfield County suffered the affects of a flash flood, Friday, around 7 p.m., according to the Garfield County sheriff's office. (PROVIDED)
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Several vehicles got stuck on Garfield County Road 213 after a flash flood hit at around 7 p.m. Friday. According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the water quickly eroded part of the road at mile marker two, while just two miles up the road, several vehicles got stuck.

According to the press release, residents stepped in to help neighbors who were stuck until county road and bridge workers could get to the scene.

The rain that caused the flooding north of De Beque may have occurred several miles away, but through a series of ravines and gullies, a tremendous amount of water can be brought to a single point, which can spell disaster to the unwary hiker or motorist, the news release noted.

This is not the first flash flood in Garfield County. In the past two years portions of Interstate 70 were flooded near DeBeque in similar instances. The Garfield County sheriff’s office recommends that if water is crossing a road, drivers seek a high point away from the bottoms of ravines and gullies, while the same goes for those hiking or biking.

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