Highways reopening after Colo. flood repairs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado transportation officials have reopened eight state highways in recent days in the aftermath of powerful floods.

The Colorado Department of Transportation also planned to choose emergency contractors soon to begin work on mountain corridors where passage is now limited. CDOT says six state highways in northern Colorado were reopened Saturday after cleanup and repairs. Another two were open Friday.

The Red Cross says 250 people were in shelters Saturday. More than a 1,000 were in shelters at the height of the disaster last week. The number of people unaccounted for was 60 and decreasing.

FEMA has distributed $12.3 million in aid, with most going to housing needs.

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