DENVER (AP) -- A convoy of heavy construction equipment crept over a high-elevation highway through Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday to join a massive road rebuilding project after the Colorado floods.
Officials say the damage to state highways alone is about $430 million, with 200 miles of roads and 50 bridges destroyed. The flooding also caused eight confirmed deaths and damaged or destroyed nearly 1,800 homes.
Trail Ridge Road was closed to other vehicles to make way for the slow-moving convoy traveling from Grand County on the west side of the park to the town of Estes Park at the eastern entrance of the national park.
The road reopened at midday Wednesday after the convoy finished the trek on its way to flood-damaged towns.
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