GRAND COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – The Grand County Office of Emergency Management warned drivers and residents of a mudslide that blocked Highway 125 on Wednesday afternoon. The Colorado Department of Transportation says both directions are blocked between Cabin Creek and Buffalo Creek, which is north of the US 40 junction to Grand Lake.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Grand Lake until 6:15 p.m.
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Flash flood warning including Grand Lake CO until 6:15 p.m. MDT pic.twitter.com/GbbkiQfZeX
– NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 21, 2021
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office says there are multiple mudslides between mile posts 10 and 15. Some riders get stuck between the slides and are supposedly safe. The sheriff’s office says these drivers have been able to leave the area since then.
Front loaders and dump trucks are working to get rid of the mud and dirt.
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🚨Per @ ColoradoDOT– # CO125 North / South: Security barrier between Cabin Creek and Buffalo Creek. Road closed due to mudslide. #grandcounty @grandcountygov @COEmergency @GrandCountyOEM pic.twitter.com/Ov5RaJyujN
– Grand County Sheriff (@GrandCoSheriff) July 21, 2021
The area is part of the East Troublesome Fire. Further details are not known.
CDOT urges all travelers to be prepared and knowledgeable for at least the next week before driving on a Colorado freeway.
“Mudslides and floods have blocked several roads in the past 24 hours and are likely to do so again,” the agency said in a press release.