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Sep 14, 2013 11:16 PM by Tony Spehar -

Crews clear debris from flooding and rockslides at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station

Damage from the severe storms that caused flooding from Wednesday to Friday wasn't just limited to the communities at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain, there was trouble on top too.

The heavy rain caused rockslides and flooding around the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. Rocks and mud came down near the main entrance to the station limiting traffic and forcing crews to use a secondary entrance. Parts of NORAD Road eroded away as well but the road is still drivable.

According to information released by the 21st Space Wing the personnel working inside the mountain during the storm maintained operations and didn't even know that flooding and rockslides had happened. The station remains operational.

"Right now there is no risk to the mission, the mission is functioning 100-percent," said Assistant Chief Dale Ross of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station Fire Department. "We're good inside the mountain and everything is safe and operating as normal."

Some of the debris from rockslides was so heavy and dense that engineers and heavy equipment were brought in from Fort Carson to aid in the clean up.

(Photo courtesy of the 21st Space Wing)


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