NWS: Ice jam in Roaring Fork River – flood advisory

National Weather Service

Flood advisory for an ice jam in effect until 930 p.m. MST this evening.

  • WHAT…Flooding caused by an ice jam is expected.
  • WHERE…The Roaring Fork River in portions of northwest Colorado
    and west central Colorado, including the following counties, in
    northwest Colorado, Eagle and Garfield. In west central Colorado,
    Pitkin.
  • WHEN…Until 9:30 p.m. MST.
  • IMPACTS…Anglers and anyone near or in the Roaring Fork River
    should move away from the river and seek higher ground now. Use
    extreme caution and be on the lookout for ice and debris flowing
    in the river.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • At 3:38 p.m. MST, emergency management reported an ice jam near
    the advisory area.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass and El Jebel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Emergency management and law enforcement are asking all citizens to
use extreme caution in and around the Roaring Fork River.

NWS: Ice jam in Roaring Fork River – flood advisory