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City of Greeley Releases New Voluntary Evacuations

High water continues to move through Greeley closing streets and approaching neighborhoods in low lying, flood prone areas.  So far the water level has been rising slowly and it’s anticipated that trend will continue today and tonight.  

As a result, the City of Greeley has issued new voluntary evacuation boundaries. These boundries include:

  • 5th Street on the north (includes addresses on both sides of the street)
  • 7th Street on the south (includes addresses on both sides of the street)
  • 6th Avenue on the west (includes addresses on both sides of the street)
  • Poudre River on the east.

A reverse 911 notification has been sent to the evacuation area.

Earlier Voluntary Evacuation Notice Still in Effect

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
  • 25th Avenue on the east (25th Avenue is not a through street—this boundary would align with 25th Avenue).

A reverse 911 notification has been sent to the evacuation area.

Upstream monitoring indicates that the current river levels will not drop in Greeley for the next several hours.  Therefore residents in the voluntary evacuation area should be prepared to leave their residences under the voluntary notice.  

If you feel the area is unsafe, voluntarily evacuate to a safe location. Sheltering will not be available unless a mandatory evacuation is issued.  Be prepared for a possible evacuation and have your personal items ready to take with you.  

Greeley’s Water Pollution Control Facility in east Greeley is not threatened at this time. 

Flood Information Resources

  • Register your home phone or mobile device at www.weld911alert.com – to receive automated warnings and notices (Reverse 911)
  • Public Safety Dispatch Flood Hot Line:  970-304-6444 – call for information pertaining to specific conditions in flood prone areas
  • www.greeleygov.com for the latest updates
  • Facebook.com/greeleygov - updates and notifications

Trail/Open Space Closures

  • Poudre River Trail is now closed from 11th Avenue in Greeley west to Windsor.
  • Rover Run Dog Park is closed until further notice.
  • Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery in Greeley is also closed to public access.
  • The Poudre Trail parking lot, trail head and open space at 71st Avenue are closed.

Greeley Road Closures

Due to high water and debris on the Poudre River, road closures in Greeley:

Road Closures

  • 5th Street from Hwy 85 to 5th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue from the Poudre Bridge to 3rd Street
  • 35th Avenue from F to O Street
  • 71st Avenue at the Poudre River
  • 83rd Avenue at the Poudre River
  • 95th Avenue at the Poudre River 

All Previous Cautions Remain in Place

  • 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 flash flooding has occurred during and after recent storms.
  • Greeley officials are asking that residents stay clear of all river banks as the banks can become unstable as water levels rise.  
  • If motorists see water over roads they are advised to not drive through that water - Turn around. Don’t drown!

 

 

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