Friday, May 30, 2014

Flood Advisory for North Central Colorado thru May 31, 2014

A National Weather Service (NWS) flood advisory is in effect through Saturday for rivers and streams in Grand County and across the U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District.

Warmer weather, anticipated rainfall and accelerated snowmelt will continue to cause water levels to rise through Saturday, May 31. Of particular concern, according to the NWS, are the Fraser, Williams Fork and Colorado rivers as well as the Muddy, Troublesome and St. Louis creeks.

Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Be advised that water is moving swiftly and river banks are possibly unstable.

Due to flooding and road damage, lower Cabin Creek Road (FSR 112) is being reclosed this morning. Short portions of Stillwater Road (FSR 123) remain open on both ends, but washouts have occurred just above the gate on the west end and the barricade on the east end. The majority of roads on the Sulphur Ranger District remain under a seasonal closure through at least June 15. Snowpack persists on many higher elevation roads and may delay the opening.

Several county roads also are closed due to flooding, notably County Road 841 at County Road 84. The 48-inch culverts we unable to accommodate debris flow in that area, causing the road to wash out. The debris has since been removed. County Road 84 is also experiencing damage.

Road conditions are updated at


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