Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

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Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

Campground evacuated; U.S. Highway 550 closes for hours

Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

Bill Elkins and Karen White walk their dogs Goldie and Riley out of the KOA Campground where rains caused flooding on East Animas Road (County Road 250) north of Durango on Tuesday.
A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office vehicle drives through mud and rock to help evacuate people Tuesday after mud flows closed U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango.
Debris and boulders washed onto East Animas Road (County Road 250) on Tuesday night after heavy rains in the area.
Mud, rock and debris covered U.S. Highway 550, the railroad tracks and parts of East Animas Road (County Road 250) north of Durango. Heavy rains in the 416 Fire burn area triggered the mudslides.

Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

Passengers on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad are escorted off the train to awaiting buses Tuesday evening after debris washed over the train tracks near the Shalona Hill bridge.

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