Video: Zip Line rescue in Estes Park; evacuations, road closures


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ESTES PARK, Colo. — Many low-lying areas in Estes Park have been evacuated, including properties around rivers along U.S. 34  and U.S. 36, as well as down the Big Thompson and Fall Rivers.

The Fish Creek corridor and Highway 66 corridor beyond Aspen Brook and the Dunraven Inn have also been advised to evacuate.

Mountain View Bible Fellowship off of Highway 7 has been opened as an evacuation shelter.

In terms of road closures, Trail Ridge Road is currently open through Rocky Mountain National Park for those who need to leave Estes Park. U.S. 34, U.S. 36, and Highway 7/ County Road 43 have been closed.

A portion of neighborhoods near Fish Creek are currently under a water boil advisory as a precaution until further notice. Officials are going door to door to advise residents who need to boil their water.


Officials said power has been turned off to the U.S. 34 canyon, Glen Haven and County Road 43 to Drake due to infrastructure damage. Lines along a portion of Fish Creek under repair. Residents can call  (970) 586-5335 to reports power outages in their area.

The next public meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday. It will be streamed live at and viewers may send questions to

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