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Flooding leads to short closure of Highway 34 through Big Thompson Canyon

Officials in northern Colorado shut down Highway 34 through Big Thompson Canyon for a short time on Monday due to flooding.


The Larimer County Sheriff's Office closed the road just before 3 p.m. from Estes Park to Loveland.

Weather conditions in the area were described as dangerous. There was heavy rain falling in the area and some flooding was happening in the community of Glen Haven on the western side of the canyon.

The closure was lifted about 2 hours later.

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