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Crews address issues on Elk River in North Routt

Temperatures remained low at high elevations Friday, stalling snowmelt

Water from the Elk River was rising rapidly near this home Friday on Routt County Road 42. Routt County Road and Bridge crews were dealing with issues along the Elk to the north.

Affected Routt County roads

■ C.R. 80 — As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, the road had slid into the canyon at Barnes Hill in California Park north of Hayden. County crews were assessing the damage.

■ As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, crews had removed snags from the Elk River at Moon Hill Bridge (C.R. 129) and in Hinman Park (C.R. 64)

■ C.R.129 is closed 5 miles north of Columbine, where it washed out near Midnight Ranch.

■ C.R. 44 — As of 4:45 p.m. Friday, the wing walls on the Roper Bridge were observed to be failing.

■ C.R. 52E — Also at 4:45 p.m. Friday, 52E near Deep Creek in the mid Elk River Valley, Salt Creek was eroding the road near its bridge.