Northern Colorado Flood Updates

 

Estes Park Releases Emergency Info

Estes Park Releases Emergency Info

Call Center

The Estes Park Town Call Center will be open until 10 pm on Friday, September 13. Town's call center open - recorded info and live staff 970-577-3716. (Friday until 10pm, Saturday 7am - 7pm)

Do Not Cross Fish Creek Road 

All residents east of Fish Creek Road from U.S. 36 to Cheley Camp should absolutely NOT attempt to cross Fish Creek Road by foot or vehicle. Remaining portions of the road are extremely unsafe and unstable. Shelter in place unless you are directly contacted by emergency personnel to assist you with evacuation. If you feel unsafe, move to a safe location. Neighbors must help one another.

Evacuations

Evacuated are low-lying properties around all rivers from the U.S. 34/36 intersection west through town and west down the Big Thompson and Fall Rivers in Estes Park. Also evacuated is much of the Fish Creek corridor and Highway 66 corridor beyond Aspen Brook/Dunraven Inn. All low-lying property residents should be alert to changes in water levels. Evacuate if you feel unsafe.

Evacuees should go to Mountain View Bible Fellowship on Hwy 7. Conference Center will only be opened if needed.

Large animals can go to the fairgrounds and small animals to Animal Medical Center.

If you feel unsafe at your home, trust your instincts and go to the shelter.

Helping People

The American Red Cross Safe and Well website should be used to find someone or post information about your location for your family and friends. Visit www.safeandwell.org.

Please check on your neighbors as we are unable to do welfare checks with limited staff and resources.

Travel

National Parks Service confirms that Trail Ridge Road is currently open through Rocky Mountain National Park for essential traffic if you need to leave Estes Park. Commercial and private vehicles may travel Trail Ridge Road for essential traffic. Expect delays. Otherwise restrict travel and stay safe.

Currently, US 34, US 36, CO 7 and County Road 43 are closed. 

Just because water recedes doesn't mean roads and bridges are safe. After flooding, infrastructure can be compromised and structures may fail. Do not drive through water or pass road blocks. You are putting your life and those of emergency responders at risk if you do.

The Estes Park free shuttle system will NOT run this weekend.

Other

The Estes Park Town Board met at 12 noon Sept 12. to ratify a disaster declaration for Estes Park.

Stay out of flood water - it can be contaminated.

All residents in low-lying areas are asked to be on alert for rising water. Be prepared to evacuate if needed.

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1. Sign up to receive emergency notifications on your cell phone and email at leta911.org. Email is a good option right now with phone difficulties.

Boil Order

A portion of the neighborhoods around Fish Creek are under a boil order just as a precaution until further notice. 

The Water Division is taking quality samples throughout Town to ensure water quality and safety.

Public Works

Public Works crews are working around the clock to evaluate public infrastructure.

Sanitation plants are not running, please conserve sewage.

Crews are responding to power outages as quickly as possible. Power outages should be reported to 970-586-5335. Estes Park Light & Power has turned off power to the U.S. 34 canyon, Glen Haven and CR 43 to Drake due to infrastructure damage. Lines along a portion of Fish Creek under repair.

Phones/Information

Use a cell phone if at all possible for 9-1-1 calls.Landlines are not working reliably in Estes Park and may not go through.

Next public meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Town Hall Board Room. It will be streamed live at estes.org/videos and viewers may send questions to info@estes.org. We will answer as many questions as possible that benefit the audience overall. 

 

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