KUSA - Road closures have kept many away from some of the hardest hit areas, but that changed Monday.
9NEWS reporter Chris Vanderveen and photojournalist Chris Hansen were able to hike into some devastated parts of Lyons in Boulder County.
The damage is significant but not widespread. Parts of Lyons remain unscathed.
The town was almost completely abandoned. Emergency crews gave the few remaining residents, mostly wandering Main Street looking for status updates, a final warning to leave Sunday.
Most of the town's trailer parks were completely destroyed.
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