LARIMER COUNTY - Non-stop rain in Larimer County has caused road closures, washouts and damage throughout the High Park burn area.
Emergency notifications have been sent to 400 contacts in the Big Elk Meadow, Pine Springs and Blue Mountain area after Meadow Lake Dam broke, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Additional Emergency Notifications have been sent to the following areas:
•Poudre River is rapidly rising and flooding is imminent. Residents and businesses in low lying areas along the river are recommended to monitor and/or evacuate. A shelter has been set up at Timberline Church 2908 Timberline Rd.
•Residents along Glade Road and County Road 27 from County Road 38e to highway 34 be advised we have numerous roads that have been washed out throughout the county. We anticipate conditions to deteriorate and widespread flooding to continue. It has been recommend for residents and businesses in the low lying areas to evacuate to 800 S Taft Ave in Loveland by heading south to highway 34.
•Residents along Buckhorn Rd from Bear's Lair to Masonville be advised numerous roads have been washed out througout the county. We anticipate conditions to deteriorate and widespread flooding to continue. It has been recommended for residents and businesses in the low lying areas to evacuate to Timberline Church at 2908 Timberline Rd.
In response to additional precautionary evacuations and road closures in the foothills of Larimer County, American Red Cross volunteers have opened an additional evacuation shelter at Timberline Church, 2908 S. Timberline Road in Fort Collins.
Larimer County says they have a few people in homes that are flooded. They are trying to get those people rescued, however, their rescue helicopter had to land due to the storm.
Heavy rains Wednesday evening triggered mudslides in Poudre Canyon. Just after 9 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted that Highway 14 would be closed overnight. Power in Poudre Park went out at midnight.
Just before 1 a.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service extended the Flash Flood Warning for Larimer, including the Poudre Canyon area, until 4:30 a.m. That warning was extended for southwestern Larimer County until 10 a.m.
The Estes Park and Allenspark areas are under a Flash Flood Warning until 10 a.m. also.
Current road closures in Larimer County:
Hwy 14 Poudre Canyon from Ted's Place to Stove Prairie Road
Hwy 34 from the Dam Store to Estes Park
Hwy 36 from Lyons to Estes Park
CR 47 from Hwy 36
Stove Prairie Road (CR27) from Hwy 14 to Rist Canyon Rd
CR43 from Glen Haven to Hwy 34 (Drake)
CR 23 from CR 50E to CR 52E
CR54E from CR 25E
CR52E at Watson Lake