This will be the last daily flood update as operations enter the recovery phase; however, we will continue to publish information as needed.
The National Guard completed their assignments in Larimer County as of today. The checkpoints they have been staffing were turned over to the Sheriff’s office. Checkpoints will be staffed by deputies and/or there will be active patrols in the area. The Sheriff’s office extends their thanks and gratitude to the National Guard for once again helping us during an emergency.
Resident credentials are now required for anyone going behind the checkpoints and roadblocks. This includes both the Estes Park area and Pinewood Springs. Individuals behind the checkpoints and roadblocks without credentials will be cited. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Posse is now patrolling the remote areas on horseback.
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE
Buckhorn Road (CR27) is closed north of mile marker 13 (up to 13185)
CR29 is closed south of CR22H
Stove Prairie Road closed north of Rist Canyon Road at 7114 to Highway 14
Stove Prairie Road closed south of Rist Canyon Road at just before Ohana
Highway 34 is closed between Glade Road and CR23H west of Loveland
Highway 34 is closed at CR29 west of Loveland
CR43 is closed at mile marker 3
Highway 34 is closed at Mall Road in Estes Park
Highway 36 is closed at mile marker 6.5 outside of Estes Park
For additional information on County Road closures, please refer to the website:
For a complete list of road closures State wide, a web page has been set up at: www.coloradodot.info/travel/colorado-flood-highway-updates.
As access becomes available to areas affected by the flood, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will be requiring registration and credentialing to enter these areas and will be limited to residents only. These areas may be accessible only by means other than a regular vehicle. (ATV, hiking, horse, etc.). It is highly recommended that the area of the Big Thompson Canyon (Highway 34) between the mouth of the canyon west to Drake be avoided.
Registration and credentialing are required for those residents attempting to gain access. A photo id with a current address in the closed area or a photo id and proof of residency (utility bill, tax statements, etc.) must be presented to be issued credentials.
Registration and credentialing will be available at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office located at 2501 Midpoint Drive in Ft. Collins, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at the Estes Park Police Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Residents of Storm Mountain, Drake and points east including east of The Retreat and the Waltonia area must get credentials from the Sheriff’s office in Fort Collins.
Residents may access County Road 43 down to Glen Haven with regular vehicles from Estes Park. Highway 34 to mile marker 72 is also open to residents from Estes Park.
The Retreat by Glen Haven is accessible to residents only by hiking in. Parking is only available at the roadblock.
Residents of Meadowdale Hills – Meadowview Drive, Pinion Trail, Alpine Dr, Pole Hill Road, CR122, Timber Lane, Overlook Lane, Columbine Lane, Pine Tree Drive, Juniper Lane, Hell Canyon Road and addresses below the 6300 block of Highway 36 will have unrestricted access and will not need a pass.
Pinewood Springs is accessible to residents only by hiking in.
Residents attempting to get back to their homes will encounter many unknown hazards and will enter at their own risk. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office cannot guarantee the safety of residents who enter these areas or guarantee that deputies will be available to provide assistance if needed.
Regular patrols are being conducted including patrols by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Posse in the remote areas. Individuals without credentials will be cited. Residents in the closed areas who see people without credentials are asked to contact the Larimer County Sheriff’s office at 970-416-1985.
For all the information on both the Disaster Assistance Center and Distribution Center please see the website http://www.larimer.org/flooding2013/ .
PHONE/SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
The Joint Information Center is now closed but the public information line recording on 970-498-5500 will be updated for the near future. For life threatening emergencies, dial 9-1-1. Sign up to receive emergency notifications on your cell phone and email at leta911.org.
Website updates at:
BEWARE OF SCAMS
See http://www.larimersheriff.org/site-page/frauds-and-scams for additional information and tips on scams and what to do if you have fallen victim to a scammer.