Intense Storms Make A Mess Of The Metro Area
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Intense storms left behind a big mess along the Front Range and Eastern Colorado as several inches of rain fell in many areas.
The storms caught a lot of people by surprise. Aurora police said seven vehicles became submerged in flash floods at multiple locations. Several were in the area of Gun Club Road and Mississippi. In one case six people were trapped in one submerged vehicle.
“A car got washed off at the bridge right there and they are not letting anybody through,” Aurora resident Jaylene Miller said Saturday night as she was attempted to get home. “There’s no way around it, they’ve got all the roads into our one little road closed off.”
At Sports Authority Field at Mile High Broncos fans were caught the rain waiting for the team’s scrimmage. While some fans left, others stuck around. The scrimmage was delayed about half an hour but players eventually took the field.
An Aurora family was displaced because of the severe weather. Their mobile home located at 22nd and Himalaya was destroyed in the storm. High winds were likely to blame. Fire crews had to wait until Xcel Energy said it was safe to check inside, but luckily nobody was inside at the time and there was no disruption in power service to the area.
Rushing water damaged some railroad tracks in Aurora. Crews started repairing the tracks near Picadilly and Smith Road early Sunday morning. The tracks carry trains from Kansas through Limon to Denver.