Longmont flooding updates

5:26 PM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
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LONGMONT- As of Saturday afternoon the Army Corp of Engineers are on site and assisting Public Works and Natural Resources with re-directing a new section of the St. Vrain river back to its original channel. 

Longmont Police are patrolling neighborhoods, along with the Colorado National Guard who are assisting with road closures and City Watch Group is active doing inspections.

There are still evacuation orders in neighborhoods including: The Greens, Champion Greens, Valley and Historic West side between Hover and Main Street from Ken Pratt Boulevard to the train tracks. This also includes St. Vrain Mobile Home Park and Royal Mobile Home Park. 

A curfew will be in affect in the evacuated neighborhoods from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Businesses have opened near the southern edges, however residential areas are still extremely unsafe.

Several new bridges were opened Saturday. Hover Road is open through Longmont into Niwot. Main Street, Highway 287 is open through the city from Berthoud to Lafayette.

Ken Pratt Boulevard, the Kenn Pratt extension and the Diagonal Highway are open from Boulder to County Line Road #1, east of Longmont. 

Highway 119 is closed to I-25. Highway 66 is currently still the only access to the east or I-25. 

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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