Colorado was hoping for a break from natural disasters this summer but it's just not to be. Greeley residents and business owners have received a voluntary evacuation notice because of high water along the Poudre River. The Elk River in Routt County and the Colorado River near Dotsero are also being watched very closely for flooding.
To follow the Greeley information you should refer to the Greeley flood plain map which shows the area's for evacuation, a second area has just been added between 6th Ave & 3rd St. (Note: this page is receiving increased viewing so please refresh the page if it is blank)
Due to the anticipated rising water, the Greeley Fire Department has issued a voluntary evacuation notice for all residences and businesses within these boundaries: approximately, F Street on the north; 2nd Street on the south; 35th Avenue on the west; and 25th Avenue on the east (25th Avenue is not a through street—this boundary would align with 25th Avenue).
GREELEY ROAD CLOSURES (Updated June 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.)
- 35th Avenue is now closed from F to O Street
- Residents who live or have a business near the Poudre River in Greeley are asked to have a heightened awareness of conditions in their neighborhood.
- 71st Avenue at the Poudre River (no through traffic)-Use 59th Avenue
- 83rd Avenue at the Poudre River
- 95th Avenue at the Poudre River
- 6th Avenue from the Poudre River bridge to 3rd Street
- 5th Street from Hwy 85 to 5th Avenue
Trails and Open Space Closures
- Poudre Trail from 11th Avenue at Island Grove Regional Park west through Windsor.
- Rover Run Dog Park
- Sheep Draw Open Space
- 71st Avenue Poudre trailhead, open space and parking lot
- Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery
Additional Trail Corridors in Greeley
- Use caution while traveling along the Larson Ditch and Sheep Draw Trail corridors, including the McCloskey Natural Area, Pumpkin Ridge Natural Area and Hunters Cove West Natural Area as some flash flooding has occurred during and after recent storms. Depending on weather events, additional flooding may occur.
Make sure you are registered in Weld County for the emergency notifications. Residents can register a home phone or mobile device at weld911alert.com or call the Public Safety Dispatch Flood Hot Line: 970-304-6444.
Greeley Colorado on Social Media
- www.greeleygov.com – updates
- www.facebook.com/greeleygov - updates and notifications
- www.facebook.com/weldcountygovernment - updates and notifications
The burn scars in Colorado Springs and in the Black Forest after the past two summers wildfires are also posing dangerous conditions for those areas. Colorado enjoyed a large amount of snow in the high country for area skiers and tourists alike but this poses the summer problems of spring runoff. Many area's are already asking for volunteers to pack sand bags for advance protection.
We will update this information as we receive it.