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Flash Flood Damages County Roads

Several areas along Road Gulch (CR 28) were washed out in the heavy rains that fell Saturday afternoon

Heavy rains that hit Saturday afternoon and evening caused flash flooding in the Copper Gulch area southwest of Cañon City.    The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning Saturday afternoon after reports were received that over an inch of rain have fallen in a short period of time across Copper Gulch and the Royal Gorge area.

Fremont County Department of Transportation Director Anthony Adamic said barricades and cones were put in place Saturday evening along Road Gulch to warn motorists of the damage.   Adamic said Road Gulch, which is the western end of County Road 28, sustained the heaviest flood damage.   Adamic said there was also some flood damage and debris that washed across County Road 69 just west of Cañon City.    CR 69 is the first county road that turns off of US Highway 50 about a half mile west of Skyline Drive.    Flood repairs began Monday morning to those areas most seriously affected by washouts.

Road crews were anticipating having to deal with even more flood damaged roads following word late Monday afternoon that over an inch of rain had fallen in central Fremont County in the Texas Creek, Tallahassee Creek, Cottonwood Creek, and Currant Creek drainages.

Part of the asphalt section of Road Gulch also sustained heavy damage in Saturday's flash flood