15
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 21:35 - 9/15/13

  • Buttonrock Dam continues to function properly. Water quality sampling continues to confirm that City of Longmont drinking water is safe. There is no boil order in place for City of Longmont water customers.
  • As we move into our overnight, we will be enacting a curfew again from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This curfew applies to all evacuated areas and flood zones. We will have officers patrolling these neighborhoods and the Colorado National Guard monitoring these areas and any road closures.
  • We have closed multiple City parks and are requesting that citizens stay out of parks and leave all park fencing intact. A list of the parks that are closed are: Kanemoto Park, Lefthand Park, Valley Park, Rogers Grove, Golden Ponds, Highway 119 trail head, County Line Road trailhead, Sandstone Ranch District park, Izaak Walton ponds and Nature Area (including clubhouse), St.Vrain Greenway, Left Hand Creek Greenway, and Dry Creek Greenway.
  • Our electric power delivery system continues to remain stable. Currently we have 1300 customers without power. For many of those customers, infrastructure is under water and cannot be safely repaired until water receeds and equipment dries out. Restoring this power is a high priority for us.
  • While the weather was clearer over the last couple of days, we also began to restore service to customers in Apple Valley and Stone Canyon above Lyons. That process will continue when weather clears and is also a high priority.
  • Trash and recycling will be collected on a normal schedule on Monday morning except in areas that are still flooded. Customers should place trash and recycle bins on the curb as usual. For areas that are flooded, 34 rollout dumpsters will be deployed tomorrow in neighborhoods.
  • Roads open to enter and exit Longmont include use of Rte. 66 to I-25, the Diagonal clear to Boulder, and Hwy 287. A full map is available on www.longmontoem.org.
  • Our website has sustained tremendous amounts of traffic with more than 254,800 views in the last few days. We have had our website crash twice, due to the high levels of traffic, but were able to restore a replacement website quickly. We are currently using www.longmontoem.org. In the past several days, we have had numerous comments from customers who appreciate the flow of information provided from the City. Residents interested in current information are requested to use social media sites including the City's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as relying on the web and other media.

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