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Water rushes down a hill and fills a culvert near 13th Street in Steamboat Springs. Runoff from melting snow and continued wet weather are maxing out local drainages.

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Routt County officials on watch for slides, floods caused by runoff

Road and bridge director says spring is like none in 20 years

Routt County officials are preparing to enter unknown territory as they contemplate a spring runoff season that has the potential to cause flooding like the valley hasn’t seen in decades. More than 100 inches remains on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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