Colorado races to replace roads washed away by floodwaters before winter descends on Rockies

  • Article by: BEN NEARY , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 8:13 PM

BOULDER, Colo. — With snow already dusting Colorado's highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding, in some cases laying down crude, one-lane gravel roads just to throw a lifeline to isolated towns before winter descends.

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bizsmithSep. 21, 13 6:39 AM

Looks overwhelming.

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mn2niceSep. 21, 13 8:58 AM

It is the price people pay to live in areas like canyons or on islands. Those people who insist they are staying look like they will experience significant hardship this winter.

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mmediaSep. 21, 1311:38 AM

With more "100 year events" occurring every year, get ready for the new normal. Our tax dollars going to emergency crisis repairs of infrastructure all over the country instead of long term maintenance.

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