Channel in Greeley-area road diverts flooding
GREELEY, Colo. (- Greeley and Weld County crews have cut a channel through a road to direct overflow from the Cache La Poudre (POO’-der) and plan to build a bigger culvert once the high waters subside.
City spokesman Joel Hemesath says the river levels are dropping, but four roads are still closed because of flooding. There were no reports of damage to buildings.
The channel was cut through a road after overflow from the river Tuesday spilled into an irrigation ditch, a field and three gravel pits.
A 30-inch pipe in a culvert will be replaced so it can carry more water under the road where the channel was cut.
Rivers and streams swollen by snowmelt and heavy rains have flooded trails and some low-lying areas in northern Colorado.
Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com