Thunderstorms Roll In Again

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Street flooding at 7th & Lincoln in downtown Denver. (credit: CBS)

Street flooding at 7th & Lincoln in downtown Denver. (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4/AP) – Quarter-size hail pelted parts of the Denver area as thunderstorms again rolled through Colorado.

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Wednesday for Fourmile Canyon west of Boulder, where a wildfire burned thousands of acres last fall. Boulder County emergency officials said some area roads were closed because of water and debris. Recent heavy rains have heightened fears of flooding where fire stripped the mountainsides of vegetation.

At one point there were concerns that a surge in the Boulder Creek would force evacuations in the city of Boulder in low lying areas. Early Thursday morning officials put that concern to rest. The following is the last post in a long string of entries on the Boulder Emergency Management website (boulderoem.com):

7/14 1:10 a.m. – Secondary surge has occurred, no problems reported in city … The secondary surge on Boulder Creek has moved through the City of Boulder without causing any major impacts. While some emergency staff will remain at EOC throughout the night to monitor the possibility of more bad weather, no additional updates to this website are anticipated until after 8 a.m. unless there is a significant change in circumstances.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wednesday’s Hail Storm

Water was over the curb in some Denver-area streets. Denver International Airport expected flight delays because of the weather.

Flood advisories were issued for spots along the South Platte River in northern Colorado, the Colorado River in northwest Colorado and the Blue River in the central mountains.

(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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