The Boulder County Sheriff’s Communication Center received a test 911 call from Century Link at approximately 0115 hours from their Niwot central office. Other test calls were made to ensure that 911 service has been restored. Any questions related to the cause of the 911 outage should be referred to Century Link.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Communication Center received information from Century Link that the 911 system for reporting emergencies in the Niwot area is not currently working. The cause is being investigated and the problem appears to be with home / business phones lines and Century Link is working to correct the problem as fast as possible. If you have an emergency and your home / business phone line does not work, cell phones do appear to work in the outage area and can be used to call 911. If your cell phone does not work or you do not have a cell phone a Sheriff's Deputy is presently staffing the Niwot Sheriff sub- station located at 7960 Niwot Road. Boulder OEM will update information as it comes available.
The National Weather Service Flash Flood watch is still in effect until midnight. The Boulder EOC has been monitoring the weather patterns today and there has not been any threats to the County. Looking forward storms appear to be building to the North and South of Boulder County tracking to the east. This does not mean that storms will not impact Boulder County but if they do the storms could be less intense. The EOC will be shutting down in 1 hour and returning to normal operations. If a severe thunderstorm develops the EOC will activate and implement severe weather operations until the threat passes.
As in the past few afternoons and evenings, flash flood advisories have been issued for the Front Range mountain areas, including the Fourmile Fire burn area. If you live in or are visiting any of these areas during a rain event, you should be aware of flood conditions and prepare yourself in the event of a flood event.
We are entering the monsoon season where frequent intense thunderstorms are possible at any time, but most often occur in the late afternoon or evening.
Because thunderstorms occur over wide areas and tend to affect drainages throughout a region, we do not update this site with specific information unless an event occurs that closes roadways and causes widespread flooding. We urge anyone who lives in an area susceptible to flooding at this time of year to refresh yourself with what to do and how to prepare in the event of a flood emergency.
The following websites provide helpful information for the Boulder area:
Lefthand Canyon Drive is closed between Olde Stage Road and James Canyon Drive. Debris flows caused by the thunderstorm have impacted some roads mountain roads in western Boulder County.