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Flash flood watch renewed for Sunday over Grizzly Creek burn scar, Glenwood Canyon bike path closed

The National Weather Service has issued another flash flood watch Sunday for the Central Colorado River Basin, and specifically the Flat Tops area above the Grizzly Creek burn scar in Glenwood Canyon.

The watch is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A flood watch means the Colorado Department of Transportation will close the Glenwood Canyon recreation path and rest areas. Should a flash flood warning be issued, Interstate 70 through the canyon will also be closed as a precaution. For updated information, visit cotrip.org.



“Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek burn area is possible during the period of the watch,” the NWS alert issued just before 9 a.m. Sunday states.

The watch area includes northwest Colorado, the Flat Tops, the Central Colorado River Basin, the Gore and Elk Mountains and the central mountain valleys.



A flash flood watch means that heavy rains are predicted and conditions could lead to flooding.

Residents of the area and anyone recreating in or driving through Glenwood Canyon on Interstate 70 are advised to prepare for potential flooding, the alert states.


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