Mudslide on Colorado Highway 14 (CREDIT: Trevor Hughes/Fort Collins Coloradoan)
The heavy rains also caused a mudslide that delayed traffic in northern Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Transportation closed U.S. 24 near Tennessee Pass on Monday after the washout and several hours later managed to get one lane open.
Meanwhile, a highway near the High Park burn area in northern Colorado has reopened after the third mudslide in as many days.
Colorado Highway 14 in Poudre Canyon was closed for about three hours Monday morning because of a slide was five feet high and 200 feet wide.
Road crews had strategically stationed front-end loaders in the canyon because of recent rain in the area.
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