Road closures in place in Jefferson County

11:36 AM, Sep 16, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Consistent rain Sunday has Bear Creek on the rise and running fast, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office urges residents to be aware of the changing conditions and be prepared to evacuate if necessary. 

The following video was shot shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday in Upper Bear Creek near Meadowbrook Lane.

Road conditions: 

Highway 72 remains closed from Blue Mountain Drive to Pincliffe. Twin Spruce Gap Road (access to 119) remains open. (See www.coalcreekfirefd.org/blog) Golden Gate Canyon remains closed from highway 93 to Robinson Hill. Evergreen (74 and 73) remains open. Upper Bear Creek remains closed. Beaver Brook Canyon road remains impassable. 

Watch http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/Alertcenter.aspx for updates. Be on the lookout for closures in and around Indiana between 120th and 72nd. 

Updates:

Watch the Jefferson County Sheriff's Blog, Facebook and Twitter for information as soon as it becomes available: http://jeffcosheriff.blogspot.com/ 

Water:

The main supply line to the Lookout Mountain water treatment facility has been damaged. Repairs to the line will take several days.

The Lookout Mountain Water District has enough water in their stored system to sustain the district at this time.  The water from the district is safe to drink.  Residents are simply asked to conserve their water usage to help ensure that their is enough water to sustain the district until the supply line can be repaired.

The affected area is North of I-70 to the face of Golden Gate Canyon and to the west of Mother Cabrini to Genesee exit.

For additional updates monitor www.lookoutmountainwaterdistrict.org or recorded line 303.526.2025.

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