Steamboat Springs modifications parade route as visitors flows by way of city to keep away from I-70 mudslide – CBS Denver
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, color (CBS4) – The annual Steamboat Springs July 4th Parade was scheduled to take place on Lincoln Avenue on Sunday morning. It’s a 100-year tradition. But this tradition was only slightly modified due to some unforeseen events.
The unforeseen events? Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon. These mudslides resulted in a complete closure of Interstate 70, and that meant travelers were encouraged to head into northern Colorado and through Steamboat Springs to avoid the embankments.
Knowing that all traffic would come through Lincoln Avenue, the parade organizers moved the parade over one block to Yampa Street so drivers wouldn’t have to take another detour.
Shannon Lukens, a Steamboat Springs resident, shared CBS4 photos of the parade and said although it was a “crazy morning,” the parade went smoothly.
“It was just perfect and everyone is very happy here in Steamboat Springs and Routt County on the 4th,” said Lukens.