Poudre Canyon Highway 14 is Closed, Larimer Sheriff — Flooding Imminent

There is the potential for flooding in the area south of County Road 44H along County Road 27 south to Bobcat Ridge, west to Crystal Mountain Road. Voluntary evacuations are advised.

Dangerous flooding is occurring on County Road 44H east of Pennock Pass. County Road 44H is washed out approximately 6 miles west of County Road 27 and the rain continues in that area.

Highway 14 in Poudre Canyon has been shut down. Larimer County Sheriff and Colorado Sate Patrol were blocking the highway at 2:44 pm.

Dangerous flooding is also occurring in the Retreat subdivision in Glen Haven.

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning until 6:30 pm.

From CDOT:

CO 14 in Poudre Canyon has closed at Larimer County Road 103 (MilePoint 80) to Rustic (MP 92) due to Flash Flood Warning over the Cameron Peak burn scar area. A soft closure (meaning, local traffic only) is in place from Ted’s Place to Rustic.

At 2:11 Larimer County sent an Emergency message that they were invoking voluntary evacuations from mile marker 80 to mile marker 92 (Shady Rest Lane east to Indian Meadows) as a result of potential flooding.

According to the national Weather Service at 1:17 pm, in a Flash Flood Warning, Rain had fallen 1 – 1.5 inches with the potential of 1.5-2.5 additional inches of rain to fall.

Authorities are urging residents to evacuate Poudre Canyon without delay if they fear for their safety.

The following are emergency messages. North forty news will update this post as more information becomes available.

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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office: Flood – VOLUNTARY EVACUATION

Friday, July 30, 2021 5:48 PM MDT

This is the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with an emergency message. There is the potential for flooding in the area south of County Road 44H along County Road 27 south to Bobcat Ridge, west to Crystal Mountain Road. Voluntary evacuations are advised for residents and business occupants if they are concerned for their safety, feel they need additional time to exit the area, or have health conditions that may be aggravated by this incident. Please travel south if you choose to leave the area. You are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area and to prepare for mandatory evacuations. You are also encouraged to move valuables to a higher floor inside your home or business. If you choose to evacuate, secure your home or business and take what you need in case you are away for an extended period. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams and never drive through flooded roadways. To view a map of the evacuation area, please visit nocoalert.org. For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone. We will communicate evacuation information to that key word as needed. You may also text the word FLOOD2021 to 888777 from your cell phone to receive information on flooding in Larimer County. Please do not call 911 unless you are in danger.

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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Flood – IMMINENT The Retreat Glen Haven

Friday, July 30, 2021 5:32 PM MDT

This is the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with an emergency message. Dangerous flooding is occurring in the Retreat subdivision in Glen Haven. Immediately reach higher ground by any means necessary. Avoid areas subject to flooding including dips, low spots, ditches, etc. and do not attempt to cross flowing streams or creeks. If driving, be aware that the road may not be intact under flood waters. Never drive through flooded roadways – turn around and go another way. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. To view a map of the affected area, please visit nocoalert.org. For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone. We will communicate evacuation information to that key word as needed. You may also text the word FLOOD2021 to 888777 from your cell phone to receive information on flooding in Larimer County. Please do not call 911 unless you are in danger.

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Larimer County Weather Update 07-30-202116:58:54

Friday, July 30, 2021 4:58 PM MDT

7.30/21 at 445 pm National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning. Flash Flood Warning until 630pm. 1-2.5 inches of rain in the area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…Pennock Pass, Box Prairie, Poudre Springs and Upper Pingree Park Road. Monumnet Gulch, lower Pingre Park Rd, Crystal Park, Crystal Moutain, Upper Buckhorn along 44H, Moondance, Stringtown Gulch, Big Bear, The Retreat, Storm Mountain, Glen Haven and Masonville. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION! Heavy Rainfall will cause extensive and severe flooding of creeks, streams, roads and culverts in the affected part of the Cameron Peak burn area. Rock slides or debris flows can also be expected across roads in the warning area.

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From Larimer County at 5:26 pm

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Flood – IMMINENT flooding CR44H

Friday, July 30, 2021 5:24 PM MDT

This is the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with an emergency message. Dangerous flooding is occurring on County Road 44H east of Pennock Pass. County Road 44H is washed out approximately 6 miles west of County Road 27 and the rain continues in that area. Immediately reach higher ground by any means necessary. Avoid areas subject to flooding including dips, low spots, ditches, etc. and do not attempt to cross flowing streams or creeks. If driving, be aware that the road may not be intact under flood waters. Never drive through flooded roadways – turn around and go another way. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. To view a map of the affected area, please visit nocoalert.org. For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone. We will communicate evacuation information to that key word as needed. You may also text the word FLOOD2021 to 888777 from your cell phone to receive information on flooding in Larimer County. Please do not call 911 unless you are in danger.

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From CDOT at 2:14 pm

❗️TRAVEL ALERT | ROAD CLOSURE – CO 14 Poudre Canyon❗️
CO 14 in Poudre Canyon has closed at Larimer County Road 103 (MilePoint 80) to Rustic (MP 92) due to Flash Flood Warning over the Cameron Peak burn scar area. A soft closure (meaning, local traffic only) is in place from Ted’s Place to Rustic.

***All updates will continue to be posted to cotrip.org, CDOT’s Twitter page and available by dialing 511.***

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning until 4 pm for Pennock Pass, Box Prairie, Poudre Springs, Upper Pingree Park Road, and the Upper Miller Fork drainage in Larimer County. This includes parts of both the Poudre and Big Thompson Watersheds.
At 101 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicate dthunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
The NWS has issued another Flash Flood Warning until 4:45 pm for areas along the Poudre west of Black Hollow. This includes Kinikinik and the Boston Peak area in the Upper Poudre Canyon. At 114 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain has fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
RECOMMENDED ALTERNATE ROUTE for CO 14 – Travel from Fort Collins to Walden is recommended to go north on US 287 or I-25 through Wyoming and back down, but rains are expected to be ongoing over the weekend and other closures may be forthcoming.

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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office: Flood – VOLUNTARY EVACUATION along Hwy 14

Friday, July 30, 2021 2:10 PM MDT

This is the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with an emergency message. There is the potential for flooding along Highway 14 from mile marker 80 to mile marker 92 (Shady Rest Lane east to Indian Meadows). Voluntary evacuations are advised for residents and business occupants if they are concerned for their safety, feel they need additional time to exit the area, or have health conditions that may be aggravated by this incident. You are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area and to prepare for mandatory evacuations. You are also encouraged to move valuables to a higher floor inside your home or business. If you choose to evacuate, secure your home or business and take what you need in case you are away for an extended period. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams and never drive through flooded roadways. Please report to {Specific Location} to notify an official of your evacuation. To view a map of the evacuation area, please visit nocoalert.org. For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone. We will communicate evacuation information to that key word as needed. You may also text the word FLOOD2021 to 888777 from your cell phone to receive information on flooding in Larimer County. Please do not call 911 unless you are in danger.

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Larimer County Weather Update 07-30-202113:17:57

Friday, July 30, 2021 1:17 PM MDT

National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 4pm. Rain has fallen 1 – 1.5 inches with the potential of 1.5-2.5 additional inches of rain to fall. HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. IMPACT…Flash flooding of rivers, small creeks and streams, gulches, roads, and poor drainage and low-lying areas. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include, Pennock Pass, Box Prairie, Poudre Springs, Upper Pingree Park Road, and the Upper Miller Fork Drainage.

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