DENVER (CBS4)– Heavy rain early Wednesday morning complicated the morning commute in the Denver metro area.

The rain resulted in the flooding of several side streets but the major areas of concern included many on-ramps to Interstate 25 including Alameda and I-25 and Broadway and I-25.

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Copter4 flew over flooding at Broadway and I-25 (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over flooding at Broadway and I-25 (credit: CBS)

The driver of the little red sports car was caught off guard when he tried to get onto the interstate.

“Well at 5 o’clock this morning there was not enough light around here so I didn’t see the lake onto the on-ramp, so fortunately police floated me over to here but the car won’t go anymore,” said stranded driver Seth Vose.

Copter4 flew over as Seth Vose pushed his car out of the water (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over as Seth Vose pushed his car out of the water (credit: CBS)

There was also standing water along 6th Avenue and I-25.

The City of Denver called out snowplows to help push away the water from those areas of flooding.

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Snowplows worked to clear the standing water from I-25 and Broadway (credit: CBS)

Snowplows worked to clear the standing water from I-25 and Broadway (credit: CBS)

A few stranded cars made the commute difficult for drivers. In some cases the water reached above the hood.

Colorado Department of Transportation crews also tried to unclog a manhole filled with sediment so the water would keep moving. CDOT watched what happened Wednesday morning very carefully.

“We’re trying to understand whether it’s an issue of debris getting in there or if there are still some existing old drains that we have to take care of, so it’s something we’re continually keeping an eye on,” said CDOT spokeswoman Emily Wilfong.

Copter4 flew over a stranded car in the flooding on the on-ramp from Broadway to I-25 (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over a stranded car in the flooding on the on-ramp from Broadway to I-25 (credit: CBS)

Wilfong said the clogged drains were likely caused by litter.

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Drivers were urged to stay away from flooded areas and to drive slowly.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)