National Guard Resumes Lyons Flooding Convoys

By: AP
By: AP
National Guard troops have resumed truck convoys to ferry stranded Lyons residents through the floodwater to shelter.

Screen grab from video Credit: KCNC

National Guard troops have resumed truck convoys to ferry stranded Lyons residents through the floodwater to shelter.

Lt. Skye Robinson says the convoys began again Saturday morning after spending most of Friday transporting residents from the town.

An estimated 2,500 residents are being evacuated.

Robinson says helicopter airlifts of 295 residents from Jamestown continued into the night and also were expected to resume on Saturday.

Evacuations are voluntary, but the outlook for those who choose to stay with their homes and property is weeks without power, water, sewer or cellphone service.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223819061 - kktv.com/a?a=223819061
Gray Television, Inc.