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Report: Evacuations in Golden Colorado due to ice jam flood concerns

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Dec 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-10 23:24:25-05


This YouTube video shows the flow of water.

GOLDEN, Colo.  – Officials are evacuating  several areas in Golden, Colorado due to a wall of water moving into the city, which came from an ice jam.

FOX 13 sister station FOX 31 Denver reports that the Clear Creek RV Park and the Canyon Side Condos have been evacuated.

The water was reportedly 4-feet high when it hit the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon around 7:30 p.m. FOX 31 Denver reports that authorities made emergency calls to residents to alert them to the possibility of an evacuation.

The National Weather Service has issued a small stream flood advisory for Clear Creek in the area until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, the City of Golden tweeted: “FLOOD ALERT UPDATE: The wall of water may have taken a hard right turn, slowed down and possibly causing it to go back under the ice.”

Click here for more on this story from FOX 31 Denver.