Fri September 13, 2013
Travel Restrictions

Flooding Rains Wreak Havoc On State Highways, Interstates

CDOT warns of standing water on I-25 North near Longmont, CO Sept. 12.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Numerous closures of highways continue in areas of Denver and portions of Northern Colorado due to flooding, rock and mudslides. [Updated 5:55 p.m.]

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Fri September 13, 2013


Fri September 13, 2013
Colorado Flood

Take A Look: Flooding Across Colorado Caught On Vine

Screencap of flooding in Boulder from Vine
Blake Redson Vine

Thursday brought flooding that while not unprecedented, was highly widespread across the Front Range. What started with some playful behavior in Boulder, quickly escalated to evacuations, property loss and by the end of Thursday three lives lost.

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Thu September 12, 2013

Weld County Officials Keeping An Eye On Water Levels

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From the Greeley Tribune: “The rivers are rising, so those are things we need to be cautious of,” said Roy Rudisill, director of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management, while monitoring flooding threats in the south portion of the county this morning. “If the weather keeps going like this, we may need to start opening shelters, or options for residents.”
Source: Greeleytribune
Flooding threats in Weld County seem to be centered in the south portion of the county for now, but emergency responders are closely monitoring all river areas, with a keen memory of the weeklong flooding that created havoc three years ago. For now, most of Weld is flood free, but that could change quickly.


Thu September 12, 2013

Rain And Flooding Continue To Grip Colorado

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Nathan Heffel reports on the ongoing situation and floods in Colorado nationally for Here & Now.
Source: Wbur
Flash flooding, mudslides and rock slides are continuing in northeastern Colorado today, brought on by heavy rains. At three deaths have been reported, at least one dam has failed and the University of Colorado, Boulder, has been closed. The rain is not expected to stop for the next few days.