Monday, September 8, 2014

Collbran Area Residents Advised Of Possible Hazardous Weather

Salt Creek Road To Hwy 65, Possible Flash Flooding Overnight

Mesa County, Colo. -- The Mesa County Emergency Manager, Andy Martsolf, used dispatch's community notification system to reach 1,083 phones, about 4 p.m., today, sending a message to residents along Salt Creek Road, in Collbran proper, along Plateau Creek down to Highway 65, a top the Grand Mesa. That message relayed the possibly of flash flooding from a storm system moving into the area overnight. This weather event is likely to produce 1-2 inches and is anticipated to be the most significant rain event since the landslide occurred, for the landslide area.

The National Weather Service issues a flash flood watch for the Western Slope and parts of eastern Utah, early this morning. This isn't unusual wording or weather for our area, however, out of an abundance of caution these residents were sent a specific message advising them of the possibility of flash flooding.

This is NOT an evacuation order, but rather information for those area residence to be aware of possible flash flooding and hazardous conditions, from approximately 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., tomorrow. Anyone with an emergency should call 911, always climb to high ground immediately and never drive into flooded areas. 

All Mesa County residents are encouraged to opt-in to the community notification system, to receive a variety of message like this direct from dispatch, on occasion. Click here if you want to enroll in the community notification system.