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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Flash Flooding Causes Mudslides in Summit County

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Recreation Path, Half a Mile West of Officers Gulch (MM198), Tenmile Canyon and Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)/Landfill Closed Due to Flash Flooding and Mudslides

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY –Summit County Open Space and Trails Department has closed the recreation path in Tenmile Canyon, at mile marker 198, due to a mudslide that occurred at approximately 3:15pm. The recreation path will remain closed, cleanup will not begin until rain has ceased.

There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Summit County today until 9pm and there is the potential for strong storms to move through the county tomorrow as well. The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) will be closed to the public tomorrow, July 24, due to storm damage. Pending any additional storm damage, SCRAP is expected to reopen for business on Monday. Residents and visitors should be aware of their surroundings with increased stream flow and the elevated danger of storm runoff, plan accordingly around the weather and keep a close watch on children and pets near streams or areas of runoff. Residents should also ensure gutters and storm drains are clean to prevent localized flooding. 

The Office of Emergency Management uses Summit County Alert to send emergency notifications by phone, email and text to keep community members informed of events such as evacuation notices, utility outages, water main breaks, wildfires, floods and other emergency events.  Sign up for SC Alerts: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1149/Summit-County-Alert .

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Las inundaciones repentinas causan deslaves en el Condado de Summit 

En el camino de recreación, media milla al oeste de Officer Gulch (MM198), el Tenmile Canyon y el parque de asignación de recursos del condado de Summit (SCRAP)/basurero, cerrado debido a inundaciones repentinas y deslaves

Contacto: Adam Kisiel, Coordinador de Asuntos Públicos del Condado de Summit

CONDADO DE SUMMIT - El Departamento de Senderos y Espacios Abiertos del Condado de Summit cerró el camino de recreación en Tenmile Canyon, en la milla 198, debido a un deslizamiento de lodo que ocurrió aproximadamente a las 3:15 pm. El camino de recreación permanecerá cerrado, la limpieza no comenzará hasta que cese la lluvia.

Hoy hay una alerta de inundaciones repentinas para el condado de Summit hasta las 9 pm y existe la posibilidad de que las tormentas fuertes se muevan por el condado mañana también. El Parque de Asignación de Recursos del Condado de Summit (SCRAP) estará cerrado al público mañana, 24 de julio, debido a los daños causados por la tormenta. A la espera de cualquier daño adicional por tormenta, se espera que SCRAP vuelva a abrir sus puertas el lunes. Los residentes y visitantes deben ser conscientes de su entorno habiendo un mayor flujo de arroyos y el elevado peligro de escurrimiento de aguas de tormentas, planificar de acuerdo  al clima y vigilar de cerca a los niños y mascotas cerca de arroyos o áreas de escurrimiento de aguas pluviales. Los residentes también deben asegurarse de que los canaletas y los desagües pluviales estén limpios para evitar inundaciones confinadas.

La Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias utiliza la Alerta del Condado de Summit para enviar notificaciones de emergencia por teléfono, correo electrónico y mensaje de texto para mantener informados a los miembros de la comunidad sobre eventos como avisos de evacuación, cortes de servicios públicos, roturas de tuberías de agua, incendios forestales, inundaciones y otros eventos de emergencia. Regístrese para recibir alertas de SC: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1149/Summit-County-Alert .

 

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