WESTMINSTER, Colorado — The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is now open.
Gov. John Hickenlooper was on hand when Colorado Highway 72 formally reopened on Monday.
Damage from the September floods forced the state to close the highway from the junction with Colorado 93 outside Westminster to the junction with Colorado 119 near Nederland.
The floods killed nine people, damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and washed out hundreds of miles of roads.
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