Heavy rainfalls in southwest Colorado leading to mudslides | PostIndependent.com

Heavy rainfalls in southwest Colorado leading to mudslides

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado transportation officials say heavy rainfalls have pushed rocks, mud and other debris on to roadways and train tracks.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says rockslides brought on by Tuesday rainfall reduced Highway 550 to one lane between mile markers 80 and 92, near a burn area in southwest Colorado.

Durango Fire Protection District spokesman Scot Davis says a train that takes passengers on a scenic ride through the San Juan Mountain was blocked on the tracks. He tells the Durango Herald that buses were sent to pick up the estimated 400 passengers.

La Plata County Emergency Management Director Butch Knowlton says the Hermosa area is on pre-evacuation notice.

It unclear how much property damage the flooding has caused.

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