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News Release

Temporary Closure of Power Line Trail

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Sep 27, 2013

Contact Information:

Larimer County Sheriff's Office
Andy Josey, Public Information Officer



Rain has forced the temporary closure of the access route known as Powerline Trail, between Bobcat Ridge Open Space and Storm Mountain area neighborhoods isolated due to flooding. Wet conditions are quickly degrading the trail in conjunction with the increased traffic of residents affected by the recent flooding. As a result the trail is closed until the area dries out and the trail can be inspected for damage. Repairs could be necessary before reopening.


Local property owners plan to continue working with flood victims that desire access as soon as trailconditions stabilize and needed repairs are made.


Resident credentials are required for anyone going behind the checkpoints and roadblocks.  As a result, the Sheriff’s Office will continue to remain at the gate at Bobcat Ridge to credential those needing access to their properties via this route. Personnel will be present tomorrow and through the weekend despite the temporary gate closure.


Individuals found behind the checkpoints and roadblocks without credentials will be cited.  Patrols will be active in all areas.  The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Posse is now patrolling the remote areas on horseback.

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