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.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
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.
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.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: National Jewish Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
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.
Wilfong said the clogged drains were likely caused by litter.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche
Drivers were urged to stay away from flooded areas and to drive slowly.