Cars, Homes Are Now Washing Up in the Poudre Canyon
Following the fatal flash flood in the Poudre Canyon on Tuesday, cars and homes are among the debris washing up in the river.
As of Thursday morning, Larimer County Sherriff's Office reported that crews had 'recovered the body of the deceased adult female and worked to locate the two missing adult males.' Larimer County Deputies have also indicated that there is another missing adult female.
In addition to recovering missing persons, Larimer County Sherriff's Office is reporting dangerous volumes of debris as a result of a mudslide near Black Hollow Road, which destroyed at least five structures.
Pieces of those homes have been seen traveling downstream in the Poudre Canyon along with vehicles and other large debris. Dillon Thomas from CBS4 shared the video below via Twitter. In Thomas' video, you can also see appliances along the bank of the river.
Ryan Dart also shared an Instagram video clip of what appears to be a house, or other structure, washing down the Poudre Canyon.
On Thursday morning, Larimer County Sherriff's Office said that Highway 14 had reopened, however the river remains closed until further notice. Wednesday afternoon, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith closed the river for all uses from the Fish Hatchery west of Rustic to the mouth of the Poudre Canyon.
Disastrous flash flooding has been a major concern in the Poudre Canyon due to damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire, which burned over 200,000 acres. Unfortunately, due to the extent of the fire damage, this could be an hazard in the area for some time.
2020 Cameron Peak Fire