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Northeast Colorado Highway Closure Update

September 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Several area highways closed until storm ceases and assessments are completed.

NORTHEAST COLORADO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has several highways currently closed as a result of the storms that began last night. Many of the closed highways have sustained significant damage as a result of flooding, mudslides, rockfall, and other debris.

“Our highways and bridges will remain closed throughout the storm as a precaution until our crews have evaluated whether or not they are safe for public use,” said Region 4 Transportation Director Johnny Olson. “We highly discourage members of the public and media from trying to enter closure zones and/or from driving over flooding bridges.”

CDOT crews will be working around the clock until the storm subsides, damage to highways and bridges has been assessed, and repairs have been made. In all, approximately 120 employees are solely dedicated to the flooding situation across Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties. Assistance from the National Guard will be forthcoming as both the Big Thompson and Poudre Canyon areas are evacuated.

Current closures include the following highways locations (subject to change as the day progresses):

I-25

  • Off- and on-ramps closed to and from State Highway 119

State Highway 7:

  • Eastbound State Highway (SH) 7 between 55th and Cherryvale in Boulder
  • SH 7 between SH 72 and Lyons (MP 19.2 to MP 33)

State Highway 14

  • SH 14 between Walden and Ted's Place remains closed.

State Highway 52

  • SH 52 closed MP 4.67 (US 287) east to County Road 1 (MP 7.19)

State Highway 66

  • Closed between 53rd and Lyons (Hygiene Exit – MP 32.6 to MP 20.5)

State Highway 119

  • SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland (MP 25 to MP 41)
  • SH 119 from County Road 5 ½ to Turner Road (east of Saint Vrain River) at MP 62 both directions near Del Camino Trailer Park

US 34

  • US 34 between Estes Park to Glade Road (MP 64.8 to MP 86.86)

US 36

  • US 36 between Boulder and Estes Park (MP 21 to MP 32)

There are no estimated times for reopening for any of the above closures. For the most current highway closure information, motorists are encouraged to visit www.cotrip.org, which is updated 24/7.

To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available atwww.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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