FORT COLLINS, CO – The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the city follows:
• City crews are committed to monitor and respond to conditions. To report flooding, residents should call 970-221-6700.
• Field crews are out in the field as of 8 a.m. this morning to assess public infrastructure conditions and report back to the City of Fort Collins. The City of Fort Collins urge citizens to not ask the field crews any questions as they do not have the most current updates and are focusing on safety as they perform their evaluation.
• The National Weather Service conditions are being monitored. Current forecasts predict scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and may produce up to an inch of rain in less than 45 minutes in some locations, with the greatest threat in and near the foothills. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch.
• Monitoring continues of Halligan Reservoir and Seaman Reservoir overflows, since the water feeds into the Poudre River and can increase flooding conditions.
• Bridges currently open are:
o Timberline bridge
o Taft Hill Road bridge
o Lemay Avenue at Mulberry Street
o Lemay Avenue at Vine Drive
o North College both northbound lanes. Only one southbound lane is open.
o Mulberry Street
• The following intersections and bridges remain closed. The City of Fort Collins police urge citizens to not remove any barricades located at the below locations:
o Overland Trail and Vine Drive
o Shields Street and Vine Drive
o Lincoln Street bridge
o Linden Street bridge
o Timberline Road and Prospect Avenue
• Colorado Highway Closures update is obtained from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) website, which is http://www.coloradodot.info/news/2013-news-releases/09-2013/roadclosures1pm.html
: The following are the current closures and openings:
o I-25 southbound reopened from US 34 to SH 402; remains closed from Wyoming border to US 34
o I-25 northbound from State Highway (SH) 7 to SH 14
o I-25 northbound /southbound ramps to State Highway 119
o U.S. 85 from 37th Street (MP 264.5) to County Road 49 in Greeley
o U.S. 287 at Big Thompson River in Loveland from SH 402 to 5th Street
o U.S. 287 in Fort Collins from MP 347 to MP 348
o US 287 from MP 307 (Isabella) to MP 310 (SH 52)
o US 287 southbound at Wyoming for commercial vehicles
o SH 7 between Lyons and Estes Park
o SH 8 between Morrison and U.S. 285
o SH 14 between Ted’s Place and Walden
• One Red Cross shelter remains open; Timberline Church at 2908 S. Timberline Road (just south of Drake Road on Timberline Road); phone number for Timberline Church is 970-207-6130. The Tavelli Elementary School at 1118 Miramont Drive is on standby, which means the shelter is not accepting new evacuees. Red Cross information is available at www.redcross.org/safeandwell
• Poudre River stream flow is lower than it was when it peaked at the mouth of canyon in the early morning hours on Sept. 13 at about 10,200 cubic feet per second (cfs). The City of Fort Collins stormwater staff estimate the flooding to be a 50-year event.
• Recreation facilities, Lincoln Center and The Museum of Discovery will be open as usual Saturday, Sept. 14. Parks will be open but athletic fields will remain closed.
• City of Fort Collins Utilities water and wastewater treatment facilities report no issues and the water is safe to drink.
• Residents returning to their homes should go to the following resources for key information on how to manage conditions at their home:
Fort Collins Utilities will continue to update flooding information at www.fcgov.com/oem