COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Flash flooding hit parts of the Front Range Thursday in the wake of a storm that brought torrential downpours and hail to some areas.
Trained spotters Thursday night reported heavy rains in Teller and El Paso counties, which were under flash flood warnings, the National Weather Service said.
Meanwhile, hail in areas southwest of Denver, including Littleton, left yards looking like it had just snowed.
U.S. 24 between Cave of the Winds and Cascade was closed due to a flash flood warning. The stretch is below an area burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire last year.
The storm left the Black Forest dealing with roadway flooding.
Several areas in the north part of Colorado Springs experienced some extreme street flooding, and firefighters worked to rescue people from some of those roadways, KXRM reported. Parts of Voyager Road were closed.
Blinding rain led to several traffic accidents and delays, high water in intersections and some road closures in Colorado Springs, KVOR-AM said.
Both Black Forest Road and Woodmen Road opened around midnight after they were closed for hours because the rain built up so badly on both streets, according to KRDO.
The station also said that US 50 was closed in both directions near Boone because of flooding.
The storm also temporarily knocked out power to hundreds of Colorado Springs homes.
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