According to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, heavy rains across the Lake Christine burn scar and Basalt Mountain led to the evacuation of multiple homes, trapped vehicles, debris flows, and mudslides on Sunday, August 4, 2019, near Basalt, Colorado.

According to the press release, approximately 30 homes were impacted in the Basalt and Frying Pan areas. No loss of property has been reported, but several homes were left covered in mud.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a flash flood warning for Basalt at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019. The warning expired at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday.

As flooding began, residents on Pinion Road and Cedar Drive were warned to climb or drive to higher ground immediately. The heavy rainfall also resulted in debris flows and mudslides.

Emergency responders and public work crews cleared the area of debris and responded to about 10 vehicles that were stuck on Frying Pan Road. No injuries or utility issues have been reported.

The evacuation center for displaced residents is now closed. Cedar Drive, Pinion Drive, Frying Pan Road, and Two Rivers Road have all reopened.  For the most recent updates, click here.

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