Many residents of Valley Green Park, a mobile home community in Jordan, were able to return to their homes Tuesday, the Jordan Police Department announced in a news release.
There are no longer any evacuees at the Jordan Community Center, when many sought temporary shelter, police said. The emergency shelter is being demobilized.
While Jordan Public Works and S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc. worked on removing an ice dam from Sand Creek Monday afternoon, a large portion of the dam loosened and pushed upstream, northeast of the city, the release said. Water from Sand Creek was then allowed to flow freely past Valley Green Park and water levels significantly reduced in the area.
Isolated areas of the neighborhood have minimal water remaining, police said.
"Jordan Public Works is working on pumping out the remaining flood waters currently and we do not feel the water that does remain poses any significant threat to motor vehicles going in and out," the release said.
Valley Green Park flooded Thursday, March 14 due to ice dams on Sand Creek and rain. A voluntary evacuation took place, with about half of the 300 homes participating.
Jordan police released the following video Monday afternoon, captured near Holzer Park:
Residents in flood impacted or flood prone areas of Jordan are encouraged by local law enforcement to take necessary precautions to ensure their own safety.
"Conditions most certainly have improved and should keep improving at least in the short term," the release said. "Valley Green Park is however located in a flood plain, flood plains are always susceptible to various forms of flooding, and residents should always be aware of their environment and take necessary precautions as needed to ensure their own safety."
For more comprehensive coverage of the ice jams on Sand Creek click here.