Water drops overnight in Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado –Public safety crews reported lower water levels in Vail overnight than the previous two evenings with no additional flooding.
A recreation path bridge spanning Gore Creek at Aspen Court in East Vail was safely removed by crane at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday. It is in a temporary spot on the bank and will be removed to the town shops later this morning.
Crews will continue to monitor streams, bridges and low-lying areas throughout the day.
The Dowd Junction recreation path is open today after being closed last night due to the high water and a washout of a stone wall. The path will continue to close each night at 9 p.m. and will reopen at 7 a.m. every morning for the next week.
Other recreation paths throughout Vail will remain closed until further notice. They include: the bike path from West Forest Road to the Glen Lyon building, the bike path from Sunburst to East Vail, the pedestrian bridge at Bighorn Park and the eastern half of the stream walk from the Covered Bridge in Vail Village to Vail Valley Drive.
Eagle County Emergency Management says flooding has subsided along many portions of the river but flows remain high and minor flooding is still occurring along tributaries such as Turkey Creek in Red Cliff. A flood warning remains in effect for the county because of high temperatures and melting snow.
The Glenwood Canyon bike path is closed from Grizzly Creek (mile marker 121) to the Colorado River trailhead (mile marker 131) due to high water. Bicyclists are not allowed to travel on the shoulders of Interstate 70 over Vail Pass and through Glenwood Canyon.