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Colorado Weather: Flooding rains drench the Front Range, Flood I-70 in Denver

Cars get stuck on I-70 in Denver after tunnel floods
Cars get stuck on I-70 in Denver after tunnel floods 03:09

Cooler temperatures, higher dewpoints and increased monsoon flow all added up to produce heavy thunderstorms across the Front Range Sunday afternoon and evening.

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Rainfall amounts in some areas reached 1 to 2 inches. 

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Storms produced areas of street flooding from Longmont south into Denver and surrounding suburbs such as Commerce City and Aurora. This prompted flash flood warnings to be issued as a few streets and highways were covered with water. Parts of I-25 looked like a river with overflow of water from slow moving thunderstorms.

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Streets were flooded near Denver City Park along with a report of wind blowing over a tree on a car. With egg size hail reported near Westminster.

I- 70 was closed near Northfield because of flooding on the highway. The closure was lifted before 10 p.m.

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