Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bike Path Temporary Closed

Greetings Readers

I do not pass along news, but thought I better just in case someone reads the blog and plans to bike this particular area of the bike path in the Denver area. This is from the Englewood website, I think

The rain and melting snow provided enough moisture to push Little Dry Creek over its banks at several locations between Clarkson and Broadway, forcing Englewood to temporarily close the bike path that runs along the creek banks.

The east-west bike path goes down to the level of the creek as it passes under Logan, Sherman and Broadway.

Normally, the creek is only a few inches deep. But the abundance of moisture swelled it, turning the normal slow-moving, shallow meandering creek into a rushing stream. By mid-afternoon April 27, the water was still high in places. It flowed over the portion of the bike path under South Logan Street, lapped at the very top of the bridge span. Further west, the creek was back in its banks but, in many spots, there were broken branches piled up by the rushing water and a inch of more of still-wet mud covered the concrete bike path.

The city has a plan in place to deal with the overflowing creek and crews will probably be out early April 28, cleaning up the mud and debris so the bike path can be reopened.

Until the next time

Daryl Charley
The Fallen Athlete

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