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Flash Flooding Hits Erie, Boulder, Basements

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About 9-12 inches of standing water closed down Erie Parkway on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

About 9-12 inches of standing water closed down Erie Parkway on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)



ERIE, Colo. (CBS4)- A flash flood warning for Boulder County includes several areas but Erie was the hardest hit area on Wednesday evening.

Boulder’s Office of Emergency Management said that Erie was the hardest hit spot in the county with 9-12 inches of standing water across Erie Parkway.

The standing water closed down the road to traffic about 8:30 p.m. There were also some downed power lines that kept the road closed.

There are several other areas of localized flooding in low-lying areas and creek beds.

There are also reports of some basements flooding because of the heavy rain and recent rainfall.

The City of Boulder has reported street flooding in the areas of 17th and 18th on the Hill, Baseline and Foothills, 28th Street and more.

All students on the CU Boulder campus have been told to stay inside their dorms because of flooding on campus.

No injuries have been reported.

The flash flood warning was expanded to cover most of Boulder County, northern Broomfield, extreme northwest Adams County and extreme southwest Weld County until 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

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