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Major Floods Inundate Boulder, Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials with the Department of Transportation on Friday morning issued a major travel warning as flooding continues to be a concern.

CDOT says avoid driving on state highways and interstates in Boulder, Larimer, Jefferson and Clear Creek counties. They said the warning was issued “Due to the amount of saturation and possible unstable conditions.”

“Weather and flooding in these counties will continue to impact roadways,” CDOT officials wrote in a prepared statement. “Additionally while a roadway may appear passable, those near water flow may have damage that may not be apparent.”

“Many highways and bridges will remain closed as a precaution until crews are able to evaluate whether or not they are safe for use.”

The following roadways were closed to traffic at 9 a.m. (both directions unless noted):

• I-25 southbound from Wyoming border to SH 402
• I-25 northbound from State Highway (SH) 7 to SH 14
• I-25 northbound /southbound ramps to State Highway 119
• I-70 eastbound off-ramp to Quebec Street
• I-70 eastbound off-ramp to southbound I-225
• I-70 at Beaver Brook has been reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction between US 6 and Hidden Valley. Traffic is in a head-to-head configuration in the eastbound lanes. Expect intermittent 20 minute traffic stops.
• U.S. 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park
• U.S. 34 eastbound reduced to one lane in each direction from I-25 to Greeley
• 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)
• US 85 southbound at Wyoming for commercial vehicles
• 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 southbound at Wyoming for commercial vehicles
• SH 7 between Lyons and Estes Park
• SH 8 between Morrison and U.S. 285
• SH 14 between Ted’s Place and Walden
• SH 30 (Havana Street/Aurora) at Alameda Avenue
• SH 44 (104th Avenue) at Riverdale Road
• SH 52 eastbound from County Road (CR) 1 to U.S. 287
• SH 60 at CR 46
• SH 66 between 53rd Street (Longmont) and Lyons
• SH 66 between CR 13 and CR 19
• SH 72 between 72nd and 80th avenues
• SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119 (Coal Creek Canyon)
• SH 74 between CR 73 (Evergreen) and Morrison
• SH 83 (Parker Road) between Florida and Jewell avenues
• SH 93 between 64th Avenue and SH 128
• SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland (Boulder Canyon)
• SH 119 between County Line Road and I-25
• SH 257 between SH 60/Milliken to US 34
• SH 402 US 287 to I-25

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