Originally Posted by thumper
The big avys that affected I-70 were all between Officers Gulch and Copper on I-70, less than a mile east of the Copper exit. The slides affecting 91 were just south of the Copper parking lots. That being said, there were many other slides (large and small) that have put new wood everywhere.
Also, FYI, the gas leak that was caused at Copper was a natural gas pipeline. That means that nothing spilled, but rather released gas into the atmosphere until they turned off the pipes.
Actually there are two big slides crossing the creek between Officer's Gulch and Frisco as well, two miles west of the Main Street exit. Both are full of logs, rocks, and trees (20' plus deep). I was in a meeting with the most of the county operations (fire, rescue, Road and Bridge, etc) along with the forest service reps yesterday, and at this point they aren't planning on doing any debris removal from the creek unless it moves and dams up at one of the bridges. I don't think there will be a Ten Mile Creek season for boaters this year. Regarding the Creek through the Village, I've often thought it could be okay for kayaking but never seen anyone in it.