Heavy Rains Cause Street Flooding In Metro Area
DENVER (CBS4)– Thunderstorms brought waves of heavy rain, lightning and some hail to the Denver metro area Saturday afternoon and evening.
There were four to five waves of different storms that made their way along the Front Range along with several Flash Flood Warnings and Advisories for many communities.
The streets were flooded at the intersection of 14th and Jasmine. Two cars were stalled in the street as their drivers tried to make it through the rising water.
Two blocks in that area were closed down because the standing water was rising above wheel wells of vehicles.
One car was full of trapped people, including a two-year-old, until they were rescued.
Crowds at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival were cleared out by the thunderstorms. Artists took care to close up their tents against the wind and rain so it wouldn’t cause any damage to their display.
There were no reports of any major damage or injuries at the arts festival. The event continues through Sunday.
Several areas along the Cherry Creek Bike Path were under water because of the rising water levels.
A portion of Westerly Creek Bike Path in Stapleton was also underwater on Saturday evening.
Several watches and warnings continue through Sunday morning. Check out the National Weather Service Alerts page.