KUSA- At least five sections of U.S. Highway 36 near Lyons are completely impassable after being washed out by flood waters.
Members of the Colorado National Guard are working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to get the highway fixed.
"They're in the process of trying to build a trail that allows the CDOT to continue the recovery efforts up the canyon, so basically make it passable for construction equipment so that they can continue to rebuild the road," Task Force Commander Major Scot Hartman said.
Guard members are moving dirt back into places where it washed out and are packing it down so that vehicles such as dump trucks can pass over it.
"We're talking about 17 or 18 spots where the road was washed out to a greater or lesser extent," Maj. Hartman said. "There were, I think, five or six of them were totally impassable where there was absolutely no road left anywhere from 50 feet to 250, 300 feet. It was just totally removed, not just the road itself but everything that led up to the road. The river was actually running where the road used to be."
The Colorado National Guard says they'll continue the work, despite the federal government shutdown.
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