DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says one of the last major highways closed by the September floods is ready for traffic. U.S. Highway 34 between Estes Park and Loveland is scheduled to reopen on Thursday.
RECENT COLORADO FLOODING STORIES
The governor says all Colorado highways damaged by September's massive floods will be reopened before Thanksgiving, well ahead of the Dec. 1 goal the state had set.
Colorado Highway 7 between Lyons and Allenspark is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, making it the last major highway to reopen.
About 485 miles of highways were destroyed or damaged by flooding. In all, 27 highways were closed.
The Colorado Department of Transportation worked with the state patrol, the National Guard, and local governments to reopen the highways.
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