Roadblock comes down and Lyons is now open for business, 6 weeks after devastating floods

Barricade at Highway 66/US 36 removed at 6 a.m.

LYONS, Colo. - Highway 66 in Lyons reopened at 6 a.m. Monday, more than six weeks after being damaged in the historic September floods.

The town had been closed off to everyone except residents and contractors trying to restore gas and power lines.
The town is now open to everyone, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Some people moved back into their homes in Lyons for good on Saturday -- several weeks earlier than expected. The plan had been to re-establish key infrastructure by December.

Most of the town now has electricity, gas and sewer lines and clean drinking water.

Lyons Valley Park is one section of Lyons that still needs another clean drinking water test.

Stone Canyon is expected to reopen by the end of the week.

All the schools in town remain closed.

The roadblock will be put back in place each night for 12 hours.