The Lyons Fire Protection District will be conducting slash pile burns for the next few days while there is snow. Smoke will be visible in the Town of Lyons.
Today at about 4pm, a school bus rolled on Highway 7 near the 24 mile marker. No fatalities have been reported. St. Vrain Valley School District is contacting parents and guardians. Reunification of parents and students is set up at the Lyons Middle/Senior High School.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
The prescribed fire operations will continue today at Hall Ranch. Yesterday was successful with approximately 50 acres burned. Today another 25 acres will be burned. Crews will monitor throughout the night and tomorrow. Smoke will be visible today and this evening.
Join us this Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for the Grand Opening of Lyons Fire Station #2. After 2 years and losing our previous station to the 2013 floods, we have finally moved in! Please come by and join us for a family fun day with food, tours, emergency equipment and more.
Join us for National Night Out August 4th in Bohn Park starting at 6:00 pm. Sponsored by Lyons Fire Department and Boulder County Sheriff’s Department. We will also have neighboring fire districts Hygiene, Pinewood Springs and others along with our county ambulance provider AMR joining us to show off their equipment. The Sheriff’s Department will have a Bomb Squad Robot and SWAT Team gear along with other patrol equipment. Come out and enjoy a evening for the family and meet your emergency responders! We will provide free food and refreshments Hope to see you all there!
We are currently under a Flash Flood Watch. A strong system is moving into our area later this afternoon. The watch extends through tomorrow afternoon. We could see up to .5-1.5 inches in 10-30 minutes as well as up to 3.5 inches in 60-120 minutes possible. We could also see significant urban and street flooding if this system sits above Lyons.
The rivers are already running high due to normal spring runoff. We will continue to monitor the approaching weather system and post updates when available. LFPD will have crews out patrolling and monitoring stream levels as the storm system approaches and if we receive significant rainfall.
Please continue to check back here as well as monitor the National Weather Service, Boulder and Larimer County Office of Emergency Management and Town of Lyons pages for updates, warnings and alerts.
The National Weather Service has issued the following:
FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHEAST BOULDER AND SOUTHEAST LARIMER
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN LARIMER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO…
NORTHEASTERN BOULDER COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO…
* UNTIL 400 AM MDT FRIDAY
* AT 956 PM MDT…DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN EAST OF LYONS. THE RAIN IS
MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 7 TO 8 INCHES MAY HAVE
FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHEAST BOULDER AND
SOUTHEAST LARIMER COUNTIES.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
Instructions: MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY… COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.
This slow moving storm continues to produce rain, hail, and lightning. We have some localized minor flooding, however, there are no evacuations at this time. LFPD will continue to monitor this and update regularly.
Currently there is a severe storm sitting over Lyons. This storm is producing large hail, heavy lightning, lots of rain, and some flooding. LFPD is on patrol and keeping close watch of this very slow moving storm. Please check back here as well Boulder OEM and the National Weather Service websites for more information.