Amazing before and after photos show impact of ‘massive’ Colo. mudslide

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — A massive mudslide on Sunday has resulted in some incredible aerial before and after photos.

Three men are missing as a result of the mudslide. Clancy Nichols, 51, his son, Danny Nichols, 24, and friend Wes Hawkins, 46, vanished Sunday after the ridge collapsed in Mesa County.

The scope of the mudslide left authorities awestruck.

“It’s an understatement to say that it is massive,” Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said.  It’s estimated to be about four miles long, two miles wide and about 250 feet deep.

CNN contributed to this report.