Denver Water Closes Dillon Dam Indefinitely

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver water officials have indefinitely closed the road that crosses the top of Dillon Dam in Frisco because of security concerns.

Water commissioner Penfield Tate said Tuesday that there's no known imminent threat to the summit county dam, however he said the utility is concerned there would be ``catastrophic consequences'' if the dam was targeted in an attack.

The Dam Road is one of only three east-west byways in the county, and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office estimates 8,500 vehicles travel across the road each day.

The move angered summit county officials, who weren't warned in an advance of the decision.

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