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Saturday, July 24, 2021

1 dead, 2 missing as floods rip through Poudre Canyon outside Fort Collins

One person was killed and two others are missing in the Poudre Valley floods on Tuesday night.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith confirmed his facebook page A body was found overnight by the authorities.

Smith said officials did not recover the body on Tuesday, but will do so on Wednesday once it is safe to cross the Cache La Poudre River.

According to Smith, several structures were destroyed or damaged along Black Hollow Road, about 35 miles from Teds Place at the mouth of the canyon. To the northwest of Fort Collins is the valley.

Smith said a large amount of debris was swept away at Colo 14, blocking the road.

The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the road for the first time around 7 p.m. the valley was evacuated Tuesday and it is closed on County Road 62 and Pingree Road to Cameron Pass, a distance of approximately 30 miles. CDOT says there is no estimated time to reopen as they work to clean up from the floods.

“During this incident, we evacuated the canyon – not knowing how this debris might affect individuals and property,” Smith wrote. “The compulsory evacuation was lifted later in the evening. However, Wednesday’s forecast includes the possibility of similar weather in the days to come. The risk of damage from debris flows remains, and we caution any residents or visitors to the valley to be on the alert. “

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