It wasn’t a typical traffic jam in Boulder Monday evening as a group of protesters put the brakes on vehicles when they took to the streets and made a mess on U.S. 36.
Demonstrators laid down on the Boulder turnpike on Monday evening, effectively shutting down one of the major routes in and out of the city during rush hour.
Boulder tops a list called the 50 Best College Towns in America.
Flooding has caused heavy damage in parts of 3 counties and Boulder County is in a state of emergency. Evacuations have been ordered in Big Thompson Canyon.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech to Naropa University graduates next weekend.