Suspicious activity closes Dillon Dam Road |

Suspicious activity closes Dillon Dam Road

Ashley Dickson
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

DILLON, Colo. ” Denver Water and Summit County officials have closed Dillon Dam Road due to suspicious activity after police found two men on the dam who said they were filming a music video.

Police arrived on the scene to find two men from the Denver area walking the already closed road on foot. The men told police that they knew the road had been closed because of weather conditions and had parked their car at the east Dillon Dam gate.

Both men were cooperative with police and even showed officers footage of what they were filming, authorities said.

Information collected at the scene was forwarded to the Denver field office of the FBI, which is the normal protocol when dealing with any suspicious activity involving a public infrastructure like a dam.

“A routine assessment is being done,” said FBI spokeswoman Rene Vonder Harr to the Denver Post. “Anytime there is a perceived threat everybody errs on the side of precaution and the information is run to ground to make sure there is not a threat or if there is more action required.”

Denver Water Board officials are planning to assess safety and security risks at the facility early next week before determining when the road might reopen.

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