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Highway 67/96 Closure, Custer County

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Highway 67/96 Closure, Custer County

Postby mtgirl » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:21 pm

Just an FYI for those of you heading out to the Westcliffe area to climb in the Sangres........there is a new wildfire burning in Wetmore. Highway 67 South from Florence to Wetmore is closed, and Highway 96 in Wetmore is closed in both directions. Westcliffe can still be accessed from the north by taking 115 South to 50 West thru Canon City to Texas Creek, then 69 South to Westcliffe.
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Re: Highway 67/96 Closure, Custer County

Postby Alpineair » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:12 pm

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Re: Highway 67/96 Closure, Custer County

Postby MUni Rider » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:08 am

It's pretty bad. It's still all on the East side of 96 when I left there about 45 minutes ago. It's burned up to the road, but not crossed it. The winds are still insane at midnight. Crazy, but it's cooled off and laying down, at least the southern edge up on the mountain where I was working. I never saw the north and farther Eastern stuff (over the ridge) so I have no idea what is happening over there. Headed back in at 6:00 am. We are expecting high winds, red flag tomorrow. Sucks.--- night night.... I got to wake up in 3 hours.
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