OURAY, Colo. As authorities continue investigating the cause of the accident, the City of Ouray has begun to come together to support their friends and loved ones who were affected.
Residents say the normally friendly, neighborly town was quiet and somber Monday.
Almost every resident knows someone who works at the mine, and even those who don't are feeling the impact.
"We have families here, like big families here that started in the 1900's, like generations and generations" says Ouray local, Jessica Garcia "It's like one big family."
Garcia's cousin works in the mine, he was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons but after being watched for carbon monoxide poisoning, he was released.
Garcia works at backstreet bistro, normally a local hotspot for breakfast and lunch but she says on Monday, even the popular restaurant was basically empty.