Mandatory evacuations due to flooding in Larimer County lifted

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(Credit: Juleny Jesus Avery)
(Credit: Juleny Jesus Avery)

(Credit: Juleny Jesus Avery)

DENVER — Residents on Falls Creek Drive in Larimer County were under a mandatory evacuation order Sunday evening due to flooding of the Poudre River, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The order was lifted about 7:18 p.m. and all road were reopened. LCSO confirmed that no injuries were reported, but structural damage could not be ruled out.

All residents in the area, northwest of Fort Collins, were told to leave west on Highway 14 to Stove Prairie Road and down into Masonville, as there was a mudslide blocking Rist Canyon Road, police said in a tweet.

The Poudre Park Community Center was set to remain open all night for any residents who didn’t feel safe returning home.

In all, 41 phone numbers were called and ordered to evacuate, according to a LCSO tweet.

A propane tank was punctured during the flooding, but the gas had vented enough that there was little risk of explosion, police said.

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