BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, triggered mudslides and prompted evacuations.
They said early Thursday that some residents of Jamestown and the Fourmile Canyon areas as well as dozens of students at the University of Colorado were being urged to evacuate because of the high waters.
Boulder's Daily Camera says that the Office of Emergency Management is urging people in Boulder's low-lying areas to move to higher ground.
The National Weather Service posted flash flood warnings for Boulder County and for parts of Broomfield, Adams, Weld, Larimer, and El Paso counties.
The Denver Post says that mudslides and rockslides it several areas.
Boulder police dispatchers are receiving calls of flooding basements and homes and submerged cars.
Office of Emergency Management Director Mike Chard says people should avoid creeks and waterways, and not attempt to cross flooded intersections in their cars.