Jul 31, 2014 12:38 AM by Matt Prichard

Black Forest road washed out

People along Crump Road in Black Forest pleading for help as flood waters rushed through their neighborhood and over their only exit.

"It's dangerous, it's actually a life threatening situation. And if we don't do something, it's just probably a matter of time until someone gets injured," said Crump Road resident, Barb Sullivan. 

"I do wonder if one of us gets ill, or there's an emergency or something, what's going to happen? How will people get to us?" said Crump Road resident, Lois Stone. 

The problem spilling over this summer as rain pummeled the Black Forest burn scar. Now residents are looking for help, but coming up dry.

"We need help from the county to help us with the funds of getting it back to where it was to get it back to what it was, or even better, so this doesn't happen again," said Stone.

El Paso County though says it isn't their problem, since Crump Road is in fact private, and not county owned. Still they're trying to help any way they can to get this problem solved.

"County engineering staff has offered to go up and take a look at what's happening there, and give them some ideas of what might be needed to improve the situation," said El Paso County spokesman, Dave Rose.

So realistically it falls back on locals, who say they're checking every avenue in hopes of finding that solution.

"We're working towards that end, of course we're waiting to see what the county comes back with. And, how much it's going to cost all the residents to chip in and fix," said Sullivan.

Sullivan says they'll be continuing to explore their options, and we'll keep you updated as more details become available on this story.



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