Wheeler Dam and Road Conditions Update

At S. Beaver Ck. Rd. and Morning Star Circle, Public Works and Timberline Fire Department have shored up the Wheeler Pond Dam. There are no evacuations required. Timberline Fire is monitoring the dam.

Currently the only road closures affecting Gilpin County are as follows:

  • Hwy 72 is closed from Highway 119 in Gilpin County to Highway 93 in Jefferson County.
  • Highway 46 is open from Highway 119 to Robinson Hill Road only. The Jefferson County side of this road is expected to be closed for a few more days.
  • There is alternating one-way traffic on Highway 46 at mile point 4.2 due to road damage in the eastbound lane. CDOT is working to fix the problem.
  • Boulder Canyon Road is closed from Nederland to Boulder.

If you have friends, family members, neighbors that do not have computer access, the Sheriff’s Office has a telephone community information update line that can be accessed by calling 303-582-6001.


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