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Saturday, September 14, 2013

#JeffcoFlood 9/14 Morning Update

Additional rain is expected throughout the weekend.  The ground is completely saturated, so any additional rain could cause a flooding event.  Please be aware of the risk for flash floods, rock slides, road wash outs and additional flooding.

The Jefferson County Type III Incident Management Team is now being assisted by members of the Northwest Colorado Type III Incident Management Team.  The combined IMT is working tirelessly to assist in managing flood response and recovery efforts throughout unincorporated Jefferson County.

Photo taken in the Bear Creek Canyon area.

Here are the latest road conditions:

Hwy 72 west of Blue Mountain Estates to Pinecliffe remains closed due to landslides and parts of the road are washed out.
Twin Spruce Gap Road from Coal Creek Canyon to Hwy 119 remains open.
Closed: Portions of Indiana from 72th north to 120th, Candelas Park just past Hwy 96.
Closed: Portions of Alkire between 72nd and 96th due to water over the road.
Leyden Dam is letting out a lot of water right now to release pressure on the Dam.  Additional road closures in that area.
Access to downtown Evergreen is shut off.  The 73/74 intersection bridge was assessed and determined to be safe and is open.  Downtown Evergreen is closed from the bridge to Meadow Drive due to water over the road.  The road and area buildings are being assessed for damage.
Two access bridges to Hwy 74 are closed and currently being assessed for safety:
  • Forrest Hill Bridge
  • Independence Trail Bridge
Golden Gate Canyon remains closed from Hwy 93 to Robinson Hill Road.  Blasting will be taking place throughout the day, so do not be alarmed if you hear loud noises.  Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

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