Estes Park businesses resilient, hopeful after flood

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ESTES PARK, Colo. -- Business leaders estimate many of the more than 500 business in the area are back open following major flooding.

Hundreds of buildings have been inspected, and many hope to reopen their doors in time for Elk Fest.

In a town meeting, area leaders said the flooding means between $35 to $40 million in public infrastructure damage in the Estes valley.

They believe the county's full public damage total exceeds $100 million.

They don't expects roads, and some business, to be back to normal until around next year.

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