Please stay off of these greenways. The flooding has undercut many of the locations and they are subject to collapse. Parks_closures2_091813_200PM
Greens and Champion Greens
• We have two contractors and city crews clearing and removing debris. Contractors are utilizing loaders, skid steers, grapple trucks and a fleet of dump trucks. We also have the city grapple truck and one ton trucks in the area to support efforts. We estimate that we will be in the area through Friday at a minimum. At that point we should be able to strategically place additional roll-offs for those who may have additional debris.
• City crews are also collecting paints, chemicals, waste and appliances for appropriate disposal.
• Roll-offs are deployed in the Valley Subdivision and bins are filling up quickly. Placement of additional bins and exchanges will occur tomorrow and we will deploy an additional two grapple truck (contractors) in the Valley Subdivision to expedite clean up.
• Additional contractors will begin tomorrow with loaders and dump trucks.
Golden Ponds Subdivision
• Looks good, the roll-off deployment worked well. We still have two roll-offs in place for residual cleanup.
St. Vrain Mobile Home Park
• We have provided a steady stream of roll-offs and residents are filling them. We deployed our packer truck yesterday to pick up additional materials. The roll-off strategy appears to work well here and we will continue to exchange roll offs until complete.
First Ave at Bowen
• Roll-off delivery and deployment working well. As of today, the container is not full
• Two roll-offs still along Missouri and as of today, they are not full. There is some debris on a couple properties, so we will continue to deploy roll-offs and exchange in those locations.
• Several roll-offs have been delivered and exchanged and as of today there are two roll-offs on site.
2200 block Creekside neighborhood at Caleta Trail
• One roll-off has been delivered and filled, another will be delivered and continued exchanges will occur as needed.
Lefthand Drive at East of Bowen
• Two containers on the ground and will exchange as needed.
• Roll-offs delivered and exchanged and will be continued until complete.
• We will deploy our packer and loader to clean up at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Royal Mobile Home Park
• Delivered six (6) roll-offs with the expectation to deliver up to 12 at a time. Exchanges as needed.
Various calls from residents with flood debris
• We had about six calls from residents in the north east section of the city and are scheduled for collection tomorrow.
Regular Trash and recycle collection is completed on schedule
ArtWalk Longmont would like to convey our deepest concern to those affected by this catastrophic storm and to let our community know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all families, towns and neighborhoods that still have much to face in the months ahead.
ArtWalk is still scheduled to happen the evening of Friday, Sept 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. It’s always been Artwalk’s intention to be a downtown event that is a community driven art festival that is shared together. To raise money for those in need in our community, our downtown merchants/participants will have donation information in their locations and Artwalk is happy to include a station hosted by Longmont Community Foundation near the NE corner of 4th Ave (near Ziggis). This is a difficult time, but one thing is clear; we live in a great community with great people!
While the Downtown Longmont community is deeply saddened by the loss and destruction that many in our community are facing, we are overwhelmed by those calling to assist, help, volunteer and give. This weekend, there will be several ways for the community to gather, celebrate Longmont’s strength and donate to those in need in our community. In partnership with the Longmont Community Foundation, donations can be made to the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go directly toward helping the community recover from the devastation of the recent flooding.
There will be several opportunities to give financial donations to our community members in need. During Oktoberfest at Roosevelt Park on Friday and Saturday, September 20 – 21st, donations can be made to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation for Flood Relief 2013. On Sunday, Fireball Run kicks off in downtown Longmont. Teams will be assisting in raising money for the flood relief in our community. Come help us send off the 40 teams at 8 a.m. on the corner of 5th and Main - participate in the Tiny Tim fun run or just come cheer on the participants.
For all the details, visit www.downtownlongmont.com
As of 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17th, non-restricted access to Valley neighborhood (which includes, Wade Road, Troxell Avenue, Hayden Court, Dudley Lane, and Zweck Court) is available until 7:00 pm. There are still National Guard in the areas where the roads are still impassible.
To return to this neighborhood, you can only enter via 9th Avenue at Wade Road.
From Hover Street, you can turn West on Rogers Road or Nelson Road to Airport Road. Take a right or head North on Airport Road to 9th Avenue. Turn right or East on 9th Avenue to Wade Road. Hayden Court is inaccessible at this time. Hayden Court on the stretch of road between 9th Avenue just passed Troxell Avenue is also not accessible by vehicles at this time.
- Airport Road between Mountain View and 9th Avenue is currently closed.
- 9th Avenue is inaccessible just East of Wade Road and West of Fordham Street.
If you have any questions, please call the Call Center at 303-651-8595.
As of 9:22 am the City of Longmont has lifted the evacuation order for the Valley neighborhood.
Residents may return at this time. Residents must understand this may be temporary and they may be asked to re-evacuate if the weather changes.
Some residences on Hayden Ct may still be inaccessible. We are warning residents that there may be electrical hazards in the home. If you have an electrical outage please call the LPC call center at (303) 776-0011. If you smell natural gas, please leave your home and notify Xcel at (800) 895-2999. For other questions, please call our call center at (303) 651-8595.
Residents of Valley/Champion/Twin Peaks Circle Area Neighborhoods were already evacuated. If you have returned to your home, you need to leave immediately.
Due to deteriorating inclement weather in the mountains today and tonight we are maintaining the mandatory evacuation order for your area. Do not attempt to enter the area due to severe safety risks. If you are in the area leave as soon as possible. Remember to gather pets, medications and essential belongings. Please call our call center at 303-651-8595 for assistance or additional information.
As of 3:30 PM on 9/15/2013 Longmont has three mandatory evacuation areas:
- Royal Street Mobile Home Park - Royal Street, Mobile Street, and Prince Street.
- Champion Greens - Champion Circle and Doral Drive
- The Greens - Twin Peaks Circle and Columbia Drive
- Valley Subdivision - Hayden Court, Wyde Road, and Troxell Road
These are the Evacuation Centers:
- Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont
- Niwot High School, 8989 East Niwot Road, Niwot
- LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Hwy (Hwy 66), Longmont
Drivers need residents to stay off the streets in previously evacuated areas. We are using large heavy equipment and snow plows to move and/or remove mud and debris and residential vehicle travel and sightseers are slowing our recovery efforts. We will have roll off dumpsters arriving at flood neighborhoods soon. These have been ordered and will be moved into the neighborhoods as they arrive.
Greens and Valley Neighborhood Residents Must Report To Check Point Before 4:30pm Sat. to Retrieve Items
Residents of the Greens and Valley neighborhoods must report to the check point before 4:30 pm on Saturday to retrieve personal items and pets. You will be given one hour to gather your items. Bring your identification for the check point. If you arrive after 4:30 pm, you will not allowed access to your home.