As flooding from spring runoff continues to close sections of the Poudre River Trail in Greeley and Windsor, the trail manager said the rising water level could soon end up closing the whole trail for a period of time.
“The river is rising and before this is all over we’ll see most, if not all, of the trail closed because of the water,” Poudre River Trail Manager Tom Selders said. “As of today, that’s not the case.”
The trail was closed Thursday between 59th and 71st avenues in Greeley because of the localized flooding. Additionally, the section of the trail that goes under 7th Street in Windsor was closed.
The Town of Windsor urged residents to cross the trail at Eastman Park Drive and avoid entering water.
As of noon Friday, the city of Greeley has closed other areas because of the flooding, including:
» Sheep Draw Open Space (completely closed to the public).
» Poudre River Ranch Open Space Park, including the trailhead parking lot (completely closed to the public).
» The 59th Avenue trail corridor that parallels 59th Avenue (closed at the storm-water culvert that flows across the trail).
» The section from the 59th Avenue underpass to the 71st Avenue crosswalk.
» The section from the 71st Avenue crosswalk to the “Narrows” west of the No. 3 Bridge in Poudre River Ranch Open Space Park.
» The trailhead parking lot at 71st Avenue is completely closed.
The city will determine what sections need to be closed on a daily basis depending on the spring runoff and the flooding it causes.
Go to www.greeleygov.com/Parks/default.aspx daily for conditions and closures.