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Thursday, September 12, 2013

#CCCF: Coal Creek Canyon Flood

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Blog has been activated to support the efforts to respond to the flooding in the Coal Creek Canyon area.

This is an approximate map of the primary affected Coal Creek Canyon region:

At approximately 3:30 AM the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sent out a CodeRed notification. You can listen the audio of the alert via the widget on the left of this blog page or by clicking on this link: http://widget.coderedweb.com/AlertSingle.aspx?Y/EHgRSIyN1pSJ0fDSlneA==

Here is the most recent update: 

Highway 72 is completely washed out in an area between Plainview Road and Twin Spruce Road.  There are hard road closures at highway 72 (Coal Creek Canyon Road) and highway 93 and at highway 72 and Twin Spruce Road.  Highway 93 remains open at this time. We will provide an updated google map here shortly.

Please exercise great care and judgement as you drive alternative routes.  Do not drive into standing water. When in doubt, turn around and seek higher ground.

Additional road wash outs have occurred on side streets within Coal Creek Canyon as well.   Jefferson County Road and Bridge is currently assessing roadways and making the appropriate closures and/or repairs.

The Flash Flood Warning for the area has expired however a Flash Flood Watch has been issued with an additional 1-2 inches of rain forecast in the next 24 hours.

Excel Energy has shut down natural gas lines in the area.

Agencies on scene include the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Coal Creek Canyon Fire and Jefferson County Road & Bridge.

Stay tuned to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Twitter page to receive the most recent updates: @JeffcoSheriffCO