After a rainy week, up to 8 more inches fell in an area spanning from the Wyoming border south to the foothills west of Denver. Flooding extended all along the Front Range mountains and into some cities, including Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Aurora and Boulder.
Boulder County appeared to be hardest hit. Sheriff Joe Pelle said the town of Lyons was completely cut off because of flooded roads, and residents were huddling together on higher ground. Although everyone was believed to be safe, the deluge was expected to continue into Friday.
Late Thursday night, Boulder city officials said they sent a notice to head to higher ground to about 4,000 people living around the mouth of Boulder Canyon after 11 p.m. MDT, according to a report in Boulder’s Daily Camera newspaper.
It’s still raining here. Haven’t seen the sun since Monday.