Do they have the authority to do that?
Jeffco and Dougco Sheriff's Offices CLOSE South Platte River!
Roads open to local traffic only. Please share this information!
Out of an abundance of caution, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office have closed the South Platte River and the North Fork of the South Platte River from the Jefferson / Park County line to Chatfield Reservoir until further notice.
The river is closed to all recreational use, including tubing, rafting, kayaking, fishing and swimming. Due to recent rains and winter melt/runoff in the high country, the South Platte River water levels are high and continuing to increase.
Road closures in Jefferson County are open to local traffic only and include:
*West Platte River Road from Buffalo Creek to Foxton Road
*South West Platte River Road from Foxton Road to West Pine Creek Road
*South Platte River Road from West Pine Creek Road to Deckers
Road closures in Douglas County are open to local traffic only and include:
*Hwy 67 @ Deckers
*Hwy 67 @ Spruce Wood
Law enforcement and emergency personnel are asking people to stay away from shorelines with fast moving water because of the dangers associated with the higher water levels and localized flooding. Recent emergencies have included people, pets and cars being swept away.
In the event of flooding:
• Move to higher ground.
• Have a plan in the event of rising water.
• Be aware that roads in the area may close without notice.
At this time we cannot predict how long this closure will be in effect, but we anticipate it to be for an extended
period of time. #COWX
(This photo was taken this afternoon at the Bridge at Trumbull)