Colorado

May 13, 2014 8:23 PM by Bill Folsom

Flash flood protocol in place for Highway 24 near burn scar

An updated flash flood plan is in place for Highway 24 below the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Colorado Department of Transportation managers will work with the National Weather Service to determine when a threat is growing and when the highway needs to close. "Watch the doppler radar. If we get a quarter inch of rain in the rain gauges or if there's a flashflood watch issued from the National Weather Service we're going to immediately send up a crew," said CDOT Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Kenny Quintana

Electronic signs near the canyon will show one of three things when there is a threat. A flash flood "watch" means to use caution. An "advisory" means travel through Highway 24 is not recommended. When there is a "warning" the road closes.

 

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