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Sat September 14, 2013
Colorado Flood

Colorado Gets Brief Break From Flood Warnings; Rain Is Forecast

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 2:17 pm

Samantha Kinzig of Longmont, Colo., and her daughter Isabel, 5, took a close look at a damaged bridge in Longmont Friday. Heavy rains that fueled widespread flooding in numerous Colorado towns have eased, but forecasters predict more on Saturday and Sunday.
Marc Piscotty Getty Images

The rains that brought severe flooding to parts of northern and central Colorado have eased, allowing people a chance to regroup before more rain comes, possibly as soon as Saturday afternoon. Thousands of residents have been displaced by the flooding, from Fort Collins in the north to Colorado Springs in the south, since waters hit dangerous levels Wednesday.

The floods have been blamed for four deaths, as the Two-Way reported Friday.

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Sat September 14, 2013
Colorado Flood

Flooding Aftermath Brings Recovery Across The Front Range

Residents get a look at receding waters in Boulder, Sept. 13.
Dan Greenwood KUNC

For a second day flood waters, goaded by heavy rains, impacted large swaths of the Front Range. When skies finally broke, many were stranded, hundreds were in need of rescue and four lives were lost statewide.

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Sat September 14, 2013

Colorado Flood Highway Updates

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The COTrip website run by the Colorado Department of Transportation is still having issues due to heavy traffic. CDOT has started an alternate page for highway and interstate closures. We're linking to that here.
Source: Coloradodot
Please note that the closures in this list are only for highways. Cities, counties and town may have closed additional roads in your area.


Fri September 13, 2013

High Waters Forced Friday Evacuations Across Front Range

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As The Post writes: "Northern Colorado travel remains a tangled mess of closures as swollen rivers have crossed major routes."
Source: Denverpost
Rivers flowing 10 times higher than normal forced new evacuations in Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties Friday as emergency managers continued to try to reach people who have been stranded by floodwaters for days.