Sodden weekend closes eastern CO roads and schools

Eastern Colorado roads and schools are closed after a weekend of rain and snow, but the National Weather Service forecasts a dry spell ahead. Morgan County officials tell The AP residents are being asked to stay off water-logged rural roads, and that schools are closed day and may be closed tomorrow as officials keep a close eye on the South Platte River.

The river peaked this morning between Greeley and Kersey, and the weather service is predicting levels will begin falling today.  However, the bulge of water in the river will take a few days to leave the state, peaking in Morgan County tomorrow and in the Sterling area by Wednesday.  

Weld County spokeswoman Jennifer Finch says two dozen stretches of Weld County road are closed. In Logan County, the city of Sterling closed its Pioneer Park and crews cleared debris along the Pawnee Creek, which flows into the Platte, between Sterling and Atwood Sunday to lessen the flooding threat.

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