EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Jefferson County advised residents who live along Bear Creek between Evergreen and Morrison that they should leave due to rising flood waters.
The roundabout at Colorado Route 74 and 73 is closed and the city of Evergreen is now dealing with an emergency flooding situation. There is flooding in the downtown area, including at the popular bar and restaurant Cactus Jack’s.
Students were in school at Evergreen High School early Friday but when the emergency notice about the flooding came in students were taken out of the school and then bused to Evergreen Middle School for parents to pick them up. But then because of the roundabout closure they had to be taken to Conifer High School instead because of the closure. Parents were told to go to Conifer to pick up their children.
Evergreen Lake spilled over its banks after record rainfall.
The evacuation advisory from Jeffco was not a mandatory evacuation.
Morrison police closed bridges as a precaution in case the water in Morrison gets any higher. Colorado Department of Transportation crews are on standby just in case the water gets any higher and degrades or erodes away any parts of Highway 73.
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