The original item was published from May 30, 2019 11:36 AM to July 15, 2019 6:43 PM
This is a TEST of the Summit County emergency blog.
Snake River Water District water is being tested to confirm whether it is safe to drink, and it may take up to three days to get test results. The Snake River Water District extends from Montezuma Road to Landfill and Soda Ridge Roads in Keystone, CO. The River Course at Keystone is also included in the Snake River Water District.
The American Red Cross will provide bottled water from 7 am-8 am and 7 pm-8 pm on May 31 and June 1, in addition to distribution on May 30 from 5 - 6 pm, at the following locations:
At the intersection of Highway 6 and Tennis Club Road in the Keystone Ski Resort Employee Center Parking Lot.
River Run Parking Lot (Keystone) in the northeast corner.
St. Anthony's Medical Summit Medical Center has seen 27 patients. 12 were treated and discharged. 5 were admitted and are in stable condition. 3 have been transported by Flight for Life to Denver. 7 are in the Emergency Department awaiting likely discharge.
STATEMENT FROM DENVER WATER: "We continue to monitor the situation along with public health and local agencies and can assure Denver Water customers their drinking water is safe. Denver Water’s work to provide the highest quality water begins well before it reaches the treatment plants. Denver Water takes more than 35,000 samples and performs nearly 70,000 tests every year throughout its system, from the mountain streams to city taps."
The American Red Cross will provide bottled water from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. tonight at the following locations:
* At the intersection of Hwy 6 and Tennis Club Road in the Keystone Ski Resort Employee Center parking lot
* River Run Parking Lot (Keystone) in the northeast corner
The Breckenridge Recreation Center at 880 Airport Road in Breckenridge is currently available for showers at no cost to those impacted by this incident.
St. Anthony's Summit Medical Center is currently under controlled facility access. All visitors must check in with security at the front entrance. A decontamination area has been set up near the Emergency Ambulance entrance.
St. Anthony Summit is caring for three patients suspected to have been exposed to chemicals from the reported spill, with additional patients anticipated. At this time, there is no health danger to staff or patients. Controlled facility access is a precautionary measure intended to protect the health and well-being of all hospital visitors, patients, and caregivers. If you are experiencing respiratory issues, please seek immediate medical attention.
Summit Fire and EMS, Denver Water, a Designated Emergency Response Authority (DERA) from High Country Training Center are responding to a hazardous materials incident in Peru Creek near Montezuma at 11:30 a.m. on May 30, 2019.
Due to contaminated water in the Snake River, Summit County Public Health officials recommend that the public avoid contact with the Snake River and Peru Creek. Officials are also recommending that Snake River Water users not consume the water from their taps and avoid any contact until further notice. Officials are working with state and federal partners to investigate the source of the contamination and eliminate it. Officials are also investigating the risk posed to the public and will provide further information as it becomes available.
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