Snowmass Village, Colo. – October 8, 2019 - As of 9:20 am this morning, the Base Village area of Snowmass Village has been evacuated for an active gas leak located near the Treehouse Parking Lot. All Base Village properties, including the Limelight Hotel, Capitol Peak, Hayden Lodge, Lichenhearth, and Tamarack properties have been evacuated. Roaring Fork Fire Rescue, Pitkin County Sheriff, Basalt Police Department, Town staff, and the Snowmass Village Police Department personnel are on scene and monitoring the gas levels in the area. The evacuation area is not expected to expand.
It is estimated that approximately 175 people were asked to leave the area, including guests, residents, and employees. If anyone who was evacuated has essentials that they would like to gather and/or need to access in the evacuated area, the Police Department has set in a check in and checkout area at the entrance to the Parking Garage. Residents, guests, and employees can report there to access their homes and units to briefly enter the area. Anyone entering the area will be required to check back out. Vehicles parked in the Base Village garage are not accessible.
The Snowmass Village Police Department will notify properties as soon as it is safe to return to the area. Carriage Way is closed from Wood Road up to Daly Lane at the Snowmass Mall.
Black Hills personnel are on scene and working on repairs, which will require substantial excavation work and may take until early afternoon.
The Viceroy Hotel is graciously hosting those who were asked to leave Base Village. If you wish to leave the area, the bus stop at Brush Creek and Wood Road provides 15 minute bus service to the Intercept Lot.
A map of the evacuation area will be available shortly. Updates will be posted to the Town’s Twitter page, @TownofSnowmass #BaseVillageGasLeak, and online, as they become available.
10/8/19 11:34 a.m. Update:
The map below shows the official evacuation area, which is not expected to expand. Anyone who needs to access the area must do so at the check in / out station in front of the Base Village Parking Garage.
10/8/19 12:32 p.m. Update:
Black Hills Energy has successfully stopped the leak. However, the evacuation remains in effect and the area is CLOSED until further notice. This will allow emergency personnel to monitor the gas levels and allow them to dissipate until the hazards have been mitigated. Carriage Way remains closed as well.
10/8/19 12:57 p.m. Update:
The evacuation area has been cleared by emergency personnel, and it is now safe for all residents, guests, and employees to return to the area. Carriage Way is also re-opened. Black Hills crews will be continuing to monitor the area and work on a permanent repair.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.