Highway 14 reopens after mudslides in Larimer County

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Highway 14 has reopened above Ted's Place after flash flooding caused mudslides near the High Park Fire.

Photos from 7NEWS photojournalist Major King showed mud, boulders and snapped trees covering the highway.  A camper said he was caught between two mudslides that blocked Highway 14.

The highway was closed at 3:30 p.m. and reopened at 7:15 p.m.  The two slides were located a mile west of Mishawaka Amphitheater and covered the popular highway that winds its way beside the Poudre River.

The National Weather Service had issued a Flash Flood Warning for sections of Larimer County near the High Park Fire Scar, Buckhorn Mountain, Poudre Park, and Mishawaka after radar indicated 1.5 to 2 inches of rain falling.

The warning was issued at 2:46 p.m. and expired at 5:15 p.m.

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