DENVER (CBS4) – Many vehicles are in the shop after getting damaged in high water during soaking rains along the Front Range.

If cars could float maybe one could have drifted across an unexpected lake in Denver. Instead a tow truck had to bail it out at Santa Fe Boulevard and Oxford Street. Colorado Boulevard looked more like the Colorado River on Friday.

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(credit: CBS)

“Just really fast, water came rushing through and it stalled my car,” one driver on Colorado Boulevard said.

Friday morning it was drive at your own risk with standing water and swamped cars.

When it rains heavily the underpass along Alameda near Santa Fe regularly floods, so drivers should avoid it — but they don’t. It was busy as ever Friday, even with a scenic waterfall pouring onto the road.

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(credit: CBS)

No worries. Insurance may cover you if your car is flooded. But State Farm agent Barb Frank warns that’s only if you have comprehensive insurance.

“You can’t get it retroactive and that’s the unfortunate situation. Know that up front. Know what you have and know what you don’t have,” Frank said.

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