UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Greeley officials have issued a second voluntary evacuation notice.
The boundaries are 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), and the Poudre River on the east.
Greeley Public Works Director Joel Hemesath said reports are coming in that the water is recedeing in west Greeley. It should be several hours before east Greeley sees anything similar, Hemesath said.
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UPDATE, 2:38 p.m.: Greeley officials announced another road closure on 35th Avenue from F to O streets.
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UPDATE, 2:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the South Platte River near Kersey affecting Weld County.
The South Platte River has risen to flood stage just downstream of its confluence with the Poudre River in west central Weld County.
The South Platte River near Kersey is expected to remain near flood stage and then begin to slowly fall by Tuesday.
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UPDATE, 12:14 p.m.: The city of Greeley has released an online map with current road closures and voluntary evacuation areas displayed here.
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UPDATE, 11:43 a.m.: The National Weather Service’s most recent report shows the Poudre River at 9.1 feet in east Greeley — just over the flood stage, which is at 8 feet.
The agency projects the Poudre will drop below flood stage sometime between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
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UPDATE, 11:31 a.m.: The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents it is illegal to bypass any roadblock or barricade in place for safety reasons, and violators will be ticketed.
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At 11:15 p.m. Sunday night, the Greeley Fire Department issued a voluntary evacuation notice for residences and businesses in parts of north-central and northwest Greeley because of the potential for rising Poudre River floodwaters today.
The evacuation area is defined as F Street on the north, 2nd street on the south, 35th Avenue on the west and 25th Avenue on the east.
A reverse 911 notification was sent to residents of the evacuation area.
The Poudre River flood levels appeared to stabilize in the afternoon and evenings hours Sunday. However, the city is concerned that higher water will occur over the next several hours as gravel pits, farm land and low-lying areas begin to overflow.
It’s possible that a mandatory evacuation order will be issued, but as of 6:30 a.m. Monday that has not occurred.
In the latest reading at 5 a.m., the Poudre River was at 9.15 feet in east Greeley. Flood stage is 8 feet. The National Weather Service is expecting the river to drop slightly later today into the 8.5-foot range, but it is anticipating it will remain above flood stage for the next several days.
The city said its sewer treatment plant at 8th Street and U.S. 85 bypass is not threatened at this time.
The city also announced new closures because of rising floodwaters:
» 5th Street, from U.S. 85 to 5th Avenue.
» The Poudre Trail is now closed to public access from 11th Avenue all the way west to Windsor.
» Rover Run Dog Park is closed.