UPDATE: Flash flood watch expires for Grizzly Creek burn area | PostIndependent.com

UPDATE: Flash flood watch expires for Grizzly Creek burn area

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Updated 6:26 p.m.: The flash flood watch has expired for the area.

Heavy rainfall of nearly a half-inch is expected over the Grizzly Creek burn area between now and 6 p.m., the National Weather Service reports.

The flash flood watch includes the Central Colorado River Basin and the cities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Eagle, Edwards and Basalt.

“Residents near the Grizzly Creek burn area should prepare for potential flooding impacts,” the National Weather Service alert states. “Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities.”

The Colorado Department of Transportation has crews keeping watch along Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon, CDOT Communications Manager Stacia Sellars said in an email.

“Motorists should anticipate the potential for a closure of Glenwood Canyon,” she said.

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