Flood-ravaged Colorado will get help from the Utah Army National Guard's 1457th Engineer Battalion after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper reached a joint funding deal.
Guard Lt. Col. Hank McIntire said a 120-strong contingent left Friday to aid Colorado guardsmen in road repair and construction work in the aftermath of recent massive flooding along a section of U.S. Highway 36 in between Lyons and Estes Park, Colo.
UNG engineers had transferred vehicles and equipment to Colorado last week in preparation for the project, which gets under way Saturday. The Utah unit left Camp Williams in Bluffdale for Colorado about 6 a.m. Friday.