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Boulder Creek (credit: CBS)

Boulder Creek (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are warning people along Boulder Creek in the Boulder area to get to high ground because a surge of water caused by heavy rains is heading toward the city.

Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel says a 4-foot surge of water is headed down the creek. She says police and firefighters are stationed along the creek to tell people to get out of the area and to expect some flooding in low-lying areas.

Boulder County officials say one home has been damaged by debris after about 2 inches of rain fell in less than an hour in Fourmile Canyon west of Boulder. Some roads are closed by water and debris in the canyon where a wildfire burned thousands of acres last fall, stripping trees and other vegetation off mountainsides.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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