Evacuations ordered for town of Crook in Logan County
LOGAN COUNTY, Colo. — Officials from the Logan County Office of Emergency Management ordered evacuations for the town of Crook on Tuesday, including residents along the north side of U.S. 138.
Residents along the river basing are being evacuated due to historic high levels of water in the Harmony Ditch close to Crook, according to the OEM.
Authorities are worried that if the ditch breeches its banks, it could flood the town.
Crew members from Crook Fire Department are going door to door telling residents to evacuate. Emergency notifications have also been sent out.
An evacuation shelter has been established at the Caliche School. Residents can call (970) 886-2100.
The previous evacuation along the river basin south of U.S. 138 remains in effect. Due to road closures on U.S. 138, evacuees will have to use county roads north of the highway.