Commerce City lifts all evacuation notices as conditions improve

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Field Flooded in Commerce City on 80th and Brighton road

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Evacuation notices in Commerce City have been lifted as conditions begin to improve there.

About 400 residents were ordered to evacuate the Irondale neighborhood shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday as a dam in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge reportedly failed under the weight of record flooding.

Friday afternoon, the city said all road closures had been lifted with the exception of:

  • E. 60th Avenue east of Brighton Boulevard will be closed temporarily pending debris cleanup.
  • Portions of E. 69th Avenue will be closed due to pumping operations at Fairfax Park.
  • E. 56th Avenue from Quebec Street to Havana Street will be closed due to pumping operations until 6 p.m.

A city spokesman said there is still significant standing water in retention ponds. “Residents should remain out of the water,” Ofc. Chris Dickey of the Commerce City Police Department.