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Town Of Estes Park Sand Bag Facility Opens

The Town of Estes Park is responding to high water levels caused by annual spring runoff in the Big Thompson and Fall Rivers.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged to stay safely away from swift water. Sand bags have been placed in several locations along the river to protect Estes Park’s public areas in Estes Park.  No mandatory evacuation orders have been issued. The Town is monitoring the water levels today and will respond with further sand bagging in public areas as necessary.
The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County are also providing sand bags to citizens in need. Bags and sand are available at 666 Elm Road; citizens must fill and transport their own sand bags. The facility will be open from 1:00 until at least 5:00 p.m. today. Beginning Tuesday, residents should visitwww.estes.org/pressreleases/emergency.aspx for the sand bag facility hours of operation.

Businesses in Estes Park are open and visitor activities are not affected by the runoff. There are no road closures and the downtown Riverwalk remains open, although some areas are marked with yellow tape to keep pedestrians a safe distance from the rivers.

The Town of Estes Park provides updates on the runoff situation atwww.estes.org/pressreleases/emergency.aspx. This status board is updated when new information becomes available. Emergencies should be reported by calling 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call 970-586-4000.

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