- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Heavy rain is expected to cause flooding in parts of southwestern Colorado before the weather clears Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Pagosa Springs and other areas in Archuleta and Hinsdale counties through 11:30 a.m.

On Sunday, heavy rainfall caused floods and mudslides in the Durango area after about 2 inches of rain fell in some places. That’s about as much rain as normally falls during the entire month of September.

The Durango Herald (https://bit.ly/ZAiaMX ) reports that some of the heaviest flooding happened near where the deluge lifted an 800-pound concrete cover off a clogged storm drain. In downtown Durango, cars were engulfed in branches, mud and debris.

U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango was temporarily shut down because of mudslides.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com


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