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Nov 6, 2013 10:56 PM by Jeff Langan

Temporary repairs set for Estes Park flood damage

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Temporary repairs to a flood-damaged road in Estes Park will begin Monday.

September flooding damaged or destroyed sections of Fish Creek Road as well as utility lines buried in the roadway.

Water and electric service have been restored and a temporary sewer line is under construction. Electric, phone and Internet service repairs are also underway.

Town officials say debris dredged from Lake Estes after the flood will be used to build a temporary road surface that can be used through the winter and spring.

The September floods killed nine people in Colorado, damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and washed out hundreds of miles of roads.

Estes Park, at the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, was nearly cut off because of damage to highways.

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