Tue September 24, 2013
Shots - Health News

After The Floods, Colorado Hospital Braces For Winter

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 9:38 am

One bad winter storm could leave Estes Park Medical Center isolated and unable to transfer seriously ill patients to facilities with intensive care units and other specialized services.
Eric Whitney

As snow begins falling in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, the town at its doorstep, finds itself newly isolated.

The only year-round road into or out of Estes Park, Colo., now is the Peak to Peak Highway.

It traverses a jumble of mountains all the way. It's not the kind of road an ambulance can scream over at 60 miles an hour. "Not while I'm in the back, hopefully," jokes paramedic Erle Collum.

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Thu September 19, 2013
Business Report

Floodwaters Likely To Dampen Northern Colorado Economy

Flooding in Estes Park near Riverside and Ivy, Sept. 13.
Kevin Beaty Flickr - Creative Commons


Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

Road Repairs From Flooding Could Top Half A Billion Dollars

A view of a road destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 14.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released

As the remaining flood survivors continue to be airlifted out of towns cut off by flooding, the focus is beginning to shift to recovery. Specifically on the very reason they have to be airlifted: roads.

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Sat September 14, 2013

Colorado Flood Highway Updates

Lead in text: 
The COTrip website run by the Colorado Department of Transportation is still having issues due to heavy traffic. CDOT has started an alternate page for highway and interstate closures. We're linking to that here.
Source: Coloradodot
Please note that the closures in this list are only for highways. Cities, counties and town may have closed additional roads in your area.


Fri September 13, 2013
Travel Restrictions

Flooding Rains Wreak Havoc On State Highways, Interstates

CDOT warns of standing water on I-25 North near Longmont, CO Sept. 12.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Numerous closures of highways continue in areas of Denver and portions of Northern Colorado due to flooding, rock and mudslides. [Updated 5:55 p.m.]

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