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Three Missing After Colorado Mudslide

Police say a 250-foot-deep mudslide in western Colorado tore through a remote town Sunday. They say it's likely due to recent rainfall in the area.
Posted at 8:28 AM, May 26, 2014

Three people have been reported missing after a mudslide swept through a remote location in western Colorado Sunday evening.

Officials estimate the mudslide to be about 250 feet deep, 2 miles wide and 4 miles long. It's currently sliding along a road east of the city of Grand Junction. (Via KUSA)

No damage has been reported. According to the Mesa County Sheriff's latest update, the slide contains an entire ridge and the area remains unstable. (Via  KOAA)

Rescue teams had been at the scene since Sunday night, but officials say it was too difficult to search for any missing persons in the dark. (Via  KMGH)

KUSA reports it had been raining in the area Sunday and that likely contributed to the mudslide, but a definite cause has not yet been identified.

According to The Denver Post, police say they were alerted to the slide after someone called in describing "hearing a noise that sounded much like a freight train."