Jun 17, 2011 7:16 PM by Posted by Bill Folsom

Rain adds to high mountain run-off

MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials are on their way to the small town of Montezuma east of Keystone to check on possible flooding.

Sheriff's officials say heavy rains Friday prompted warnings to residents to be ready to leave. Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy LeClair says Peru Creek has been running high with melting snow and the area is getting heavy rain. LeClair says the sheriff's office will decide whether mandatory evacuations are necessary.

Montezuma in central Colorado is about eight miles east of the Keystone resort and roughly 10,000 feet in elevation. A state website says 50 people lived there in 2009.

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