Street flooding continues into Tuesday as storms bring more rain


After a day of road closures, flash flooding and traffic woes Monday due to heavy storms, weather is once again causing snarls around Colorado.

Heavy rains this morning have caused flash floods and street closures in Broomfield, and flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Boulder County.

Several roads have been closed already, and more storms could be on the way today.

Check back throughout the day; this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

9:52 a.m.: A rain gauge in Broomfield has recorded 3.50″ of rain so far this morning, the National Weather Service tweeted, with “most of last in the last 2 hours, NWS said. “For context, that’s ~20-25% of the average annual precipitation for that area!”

9:51 a.m.: Boulder Parks and Recreation has closed Scott Carpenter Pool “due to heavy rain/low visibility,” according to a tweet. Valmont Bike Park has also closed due to heavy rain.

9:45 a.m.: A rollover collision involving two vehicles near the Interlocken Loop on westbound U.S. 36 is causing delays, according to the Broomfield Police Department. Only one westbound lane is open at the Interlocken Loop, causing significant delays.

9 a.m.: A flash flood warning has been issued for southeastern Boulder County and southwestern Broomfield County until 11 a.m. as one to two inches of rain have fallen in Louisville, Superior and Broomfield, according to the National Weather Service.

8:59 a.m.: The Broomfield Police Department said Spader Way is closed from 1st Avenue to DesCombes Drive due to flooding in the city. Midway Park in Broomfield is also experiencing heavy flooding, the Police Department said on Twitter.

8:50 a.m.: Multiple posts on the r/Denver subreddit suggest heavy flooding along the Cherry Creek Trail, so trail users should seek alternate routes. “With the overnight rains and predicted weather forecast of additional heavy rains, it is possible that Cherry Creek Trail will experience intermittent flooding,” the Denver Parks & Recreation tweeted. “In the event that the trail floods, crews will be in to clean after water recedes.”

“As a reminder, Cherry Creek Trail lies in the flood plain of Cherry Creek and the Channel was built to contain flood water,” Parks and Rec tweeted. “During high flow season April-Oct. the trail is prone to flooding & crews will be in the clean up any leftover debris after water recedes.”


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