Posted on: Sep-13-2013
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The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the city follows:
Residents in the Andersonville, Alta Vista and Buckingham neighborhoods may now return to their homes. However, residents are urged to use caution because the area is still prone to flooding. Alta Vista is largely dry except for the main road into the neighborhood from Lemay Avenue.
City crews are committed to monitor and respond to conditions throughout the evening. To report flooding, residents should call 221-6700.
Now open are:
o Taft Hill Road bridge
o Lemay Avenue at Mulberry Street
o North College Avenue both northbound lanes. Only one southbound lane is open.
o Mulberry Street
The following intersections and bridges will remain closed Friday night:
o Overland Trail and Vine Drive
o Shields Street and Vine Drive
o Lincoln Avenue bridge
o Linden Street bridge
I-25 north of Mulberry Street is open to the Wyoming border. I-25 southbound is closed from Wyoming to Mulberry Road. I-25 in both directions is closed between Mulberry Street and Harmony Road. Colo. 287 is open between Fort Collins and the Wyoming border, but some closures remain on 287 in Loveland. Colo. 14 remains closed at Ted’s Place to Walden.
Two Red Cross shelters remain open: Tavelli Elementary School at 1118 Miramont Drive and Timberline Church at 2908 S. Timberline Road (just south of Drake Road on Timberline Road); phone number for Timberline Church is 970-207-6130. Red Cross information is available at www.redcross.org/safeandwell.
Poudre River stream flow is significantly lower than it was Thursday night, but emergency crews will continue to monitor the situation Friday night.
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.
The National Weather Service tonight expects light rain showers into the evening tomorrow; an increased chance of rainfall with higher intensity throughout the northern area.
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.