Colorado

Jul 29, 2010 8:36 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Heavy Colorado rains wash out roads

Heavy rains in the mountains west of Boulder have washed out a road two miles northwest of Nederland. Nederland police also reported hail and flooded streets in town Wednesday, although the storm had weakened by late afternoon and the road was reopened.

The area was one of several across Colorado under flash flood warnings or advisories as the monsoon season took hold. The National Weather Service says the Nederland area has received 2 to 4 inches of rain.

Snowplows were used to move the hail that piled up several inches deep on the ground west of Nederland. Parts of El Paso County and western Colorado are also reporting heavy rainfall.

A few roads have been washed out in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.

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