- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) - Mesa County emergency management officials say the massive landslide area near Collbran hasn’t moved after water from spring runoff began overflowing from a pond.

The pond began releasing water early Friday, cutting a new drainage channel in the landslide. That prompted a warning to residents to be ready to evacuate. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Megan Terlecky says authorities went door-to-door warning people in about 30 homes of the potential danger.

Officials say there was less water flowing down the landslide by Friday afternoon and GPS didn’t detect any movement in the landslide.

Despite the good news, a flood watch is still in place and residents are asked to remain on alert.

Three people were killed in the landslide in 2014. The slide covers nearly a square mile atop the West Salt Creek valley.

___

This story has been corrected to show people are on standby to evacuate, but no evacuations have been ordered.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide