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Mudslide strands Avalanche campers

AVALANCHE CREEK- A mudslide made Avalanche Creek road impassable Saturday evening, according to Pitkin County Sheriff’s deputy Randy Smith.

At about 8:30 p.m. the sheriff’s office was notified of the mudslide by someone with a four-wheel drive vehicle who made it through the slide, said Smith.

The Pitkin County sheriff’s office notified the Carbondale office of the U.S. Forest Service of the closure. A crew from the Forest Service and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District traveled through the slide on all-terrain vehicles to notify campers up the road that they would not be able to leave until the mudslide was cleared, said Smith.



Smith said the Forest Service reported that it had opened the road by 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Smith.


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