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BREAKING NEWS: Flash Flood Warning closes I-70 through Glenwood Canyon Sunday night

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The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area through Glenwood Canyon until 9 p.m. Sunday night.

Doppler radar indicates thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

Expect life-threatening flash flooding.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Glenwood Springs, No Name, Bair Ranch, Grizzly Creek, and Shoshone.

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks, streams, and ditches in the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can
also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters CLIMB TO SAFETY.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Morgan is KDNK's News Director. He comes to KDNK with public radio passion and experience. He was a news host, reporter, and opps guy at APR and also worked with Pitkin County for a couple of years. He says that getting back to public radio and reporting is where he wants to be.