Flood concerns, closures remain along Poudre River

Flooding has closed several streets and trails

GREELEY, Colo. - Flooding has closed several streets and trails along the Cache La Poudre River.

With the warmer temperatures, recent storms and the increasing runoff from the melting snow in the mountains, that river and others nearby are running high. The Poudre River near Greeley was at nearly 9 feet, above the 8-foot flood stage, Wednesday morning, but receding.

Closures include:

  • 6th Avenue from the Poudre River Bridge to 3rd Street
  • 71st Avenue at the Poudre River (no through traffic) - Use 59th Avenue
  • 83rd Avenue at the Poudre River
  • 95th Avenue at the Poudre River
  • Sheep Draw Open Space
  • Poudre River Trail from 35th Avenue west to Windsor
  • 71st Avenue Poudre trialhead, open space and parking lot
  • Poudre Trail between Lincoln and Mulberry (Fort Collins)

See the latest closures on Greeley's website.

With the recent rain, the most likely areas for rivers to rise above flood stage will be those in Weld, Larimer, and Boulder counties. 

A few flood warnings are in effect across northern Colorado.

  • Until 9:30 p.m. May 29: Jackson and Grand Counties
  • Until noon June 2: Along the South Platte River near Kersey

The chance for showers returns to the area by Thursday and Friday, according to 7NEWS Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo. By this weekend our chance for rain increases with another approaching system. Temperatures will slowly fall back down into the 70s.

Late May and early June are usually the peak months for severe thunderstorms, large hail and tornadoes in Colorado. Before the next round of heavy weather hits, be sure to download our STORM SHIELD APP.

Print this article Back to Top