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Fall arrives with a deluge

Powerful storm floods roads, keeps crews scrambling

Fall arrives with a deluge

A motorist stalled in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango after trying to forge through deep water during a thunderstorm Sunday afternoon.
Dani Scarafiotti, left, and Morgan Kimsey push water and hail away after placing sandbags to keep flooding water out of Bella Dance Studio on north Main Avenue in Durango on Sunday afternoon.
The recent heavy rains have eroded about 6 feet of road base from under a portion of Florida Road (County Road 240) near Colvig Silver Camps northeast of Durango. Crews began work to repair the damage Sunday afternoon.
Water, mud and rocks flow down the hillside and across Florida Road during Sunday’s thunderstorm in Durango. The road was closed but was expected to reopen later Sunday evening.
Large hail stones tore leaves and branches from trees in Durango on Sunday afternoon.
Tillie Tredway tries to clear the drain in front of her Durango residence near East Third Avenue and 11th Street after a thunderstorm dumped heavy rain and hail on Sunday afternoon.
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