Flash-flood potential puts Poudre Canyon residents under pre-evacuation alert

A predicted wet weather pattern for Larimer County this weekend means that flash flood warnings may continue until Monday. Highway 14 may experience more mudslides and falling rocks which may impact residents and impede travel along Highway 14.

Highway 14 residents from Mishawaka on the west to Gateway Park on the east are now under a pre-evacuation alert. Residents should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice if conditions worsen. There is no evacuation site open at this time but will be opened if an evacuation is necessary. Again this is a pre-evacuation notice only. 227 emergency notifications were sent.

Highway 14 is expected to reopen soon after being closed due to mudslides and flash flooding. CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol are working in the area.

Residents are advised to be aware of changing conditions.

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