Flooding at Owl Creek washed out the South Pinecrest Drive in Ouray following storms on Wednesday evening.
Plaindealer photo by Sheridan Block
By Sheridan Block
Wednesday evening storms brought flooding to the county, causing several roads in the area to temporarily shut down.
Flooding affected a six-mile stretch of U.S. 550 on Red Mountain Pass, County Road 17 at Corbett Creek, South Pinecrest Drive, and areas near Senator's Gulch.
Ouray County emergency services sent an alert Wednesday around 9 p.m. stating that Highway 550 was closed at mile marker 87 due to a mudslide. The highway was opened to both lanes of traffic around 11 p.m.