1:29 p.m. - From CSPD: CSFDconducting water rescues near Farmcrest Palmer Park east of Academy. Penrose Elementary in Briargate .98" in under an hour in USGS rain gauge.

1:27 p.m. - The eastbound offramp from Highway 24 to Manitou Springs is closed temporarily while crews remove debris and floodwater from the roadway.

1:26 p.m. - CDOT says 30 highway bridges have been destroyed and 20 have been damaged by flooding statewide.

1:10 p.m. - The interesctions of Chelton and Santa Rosa and Galley and Bowser in Colorado Springs are closed due to flooding.

12:58  p.m. - A flash flood warning has been issued for most of the city of Colorado Springs until 4 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says 482 people are unaccounted for (people were added and removed from the list overnight), and investigators say a 6th person is presumed dead.

National Guard officials say most of the 1,750 people and 300 pets rescued as of Saturday night have been in Boulder and Larimer counties.

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Saturday, Sept. 14

8:00 a.m. - The following is a current list of highway updates:

Recent Highway Openings

SH 8 between Morrison and U.S. 285

New Updates/Closures

U.S. 34 from Granby to Estes Park: Essential travelers only
U.S. 34 from MP 114 to Wiggins (I-76) east of Greeley
U.S. 85 from SH 52 to County Road 49 in Greeley
Ongoing Closures in Northern Colorado
I-25 southbound from Wyoming to Harmony Road
I-25 northbound between Harmony Road and SH 14
I-25 northbound /southbound ramps to State Highway 119
U.S. 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park
U.S. 36 between Boulder and Estes Park
US 85 from 42nd in Evans (MP 264.5) to County Road 44 in LaSalle (MP 258.5)
U.S. 287 at Big Thompson River in Loveland from SH 402 to 5th Street
U.S. 287 in Fort Collins from MP 347 to MP 348
US 287 from MP 307 (Isabella) to MP 310 (SH 52)
SH 7 between Lyons and Estes Park
SH 14 between Ted's Place and Walden
SH 60 at CR 46
SH 66 between 53rd Street (Longmont) and Lyons
SH 66 between CR 13 and CR 19
SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland (Boulder Canyon)
SH 119 between County Line Road and I-25
SH 170 from SH 93 to El Dorado Canyon State Park
SH 257 between SH 60/Milliken to US 34
SH 392 from I-25 (Larimer County Road 5) east to 17th Street in Windsor

Ongoing Closures in the Denver Metro Area

I-70 eastbound off-ramp to Quebec Street
SH 72 between 72nd and 80th avenues
SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119 (Coal Creek Canyon)
SH 83 (Parker Road) between Florida and Jewell avenues

3:46 a.m. - The Boulder Office of Emergency Management says 181 people are unaccounted for in the flood area.
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Friday, September 13, 2013 

9:33 p.m. - The Boulder Office of Emergency Management says 172 people are unaccounted for in the flood area.

8:40 p.m. - In response to a request from civilian authorities, Fort Carson has sent three CH-47 Chinook helicopters, three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and one command and control Blackhawk to assist the Colorado National Guard with rescue efforts near Lyons.

6:57 p.m. -

Initial damage assessment from the city of Colorado Springs.

  • Gold Camp Road: extensive damage
  • Cheyenne Road: extensive damage
  • Gold Camp and Camp Creek: pond and sidewalk damage
  • Stratton Bridge: structural damage
  • Various washouts amongst City Parks, Trails, and Greenways  (including roadway, walkway, and pathway damage)
  • Multiple homes and residences along Cheyenne Creek
  • Remaining road closures: Stratton at Cheyenne Road (due to bridge damage, this will remain closed until further notice)


6:51 p.m. - Unfilled sandbags are available for pick up at the following locations:

  • CSFD Station #5 (2830 West Colorado Avenue)
  • CSFD Station #9 (622 Garden of the Gods Road)
  • CSFD Station #12 (445 Rockrimmon Boulevard)
  • CSFD Station #18 (6830 Hadler View)

Sand is available for pick up at the Wilson United Methodist Church parking lot (6460 Flying W Ranch Road).

6:49 p.m. - The Colorado National Guard has rescued 550 civilians by ground and air as of 6 p.m. on 9/13/13.

6:42 p.m. - Cheyenne Road is now open at Cresta.

5:17 p.m. - The Red Cross shelter at First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs has now closed.

4:24 p.m. - Springs Rescue Mission can shelter 30 homeless people who have been displaced by flooding from 9/13 to 9/15 at 25 W. Las Vegas Street.

4:23 p.m. - Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an Executive Order to declare a disaster emergency due to the flooding affecting 14 counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington and Weld.

The order authorizes $6 million for the Disaster Emergency Fund from the General Fund to pay for flood response and recovery.

4:12 p.m. - In Boulder County, three people have died and 80 are missing a result of this week's flooding.

3:21 p.m. - 295 stranded people are being airlifted out of Jamestown in Boulder County.

2:43 p.m. - Flooding has closed Interstate 25 from north of Denver to Cheyenne, a 90-mile stretch. Three major rivers - Big Thompson, St. Vrain, and Poudre - normally flow under the highway in northern Colorado, but flood waters have pushed over the top of the roadway in some locations.

2:42 p.m. - Rocky Mountain National Park is currently closed.