May 30, 2023

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Aerial video shows flooding in northwest Colorado

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DENVER, (KDVR) — Evacuations were lifted in the town of Hayden after early-season flooding on Thursday.

That flooding forced CDOT to close U.S. 40 as debris built up in culverts and under bridges.

Mark Olson lives along Dry Creek, which overflowed Thursday morning.

“I was just like ‘Wow, this is crazy.’” he said. “You could see the water just moving, and logs, and chunks of ice.” 

Olson launched his drone, capturing aerial footage of the water closing within just feet of his back fence.

“I thought that creek can’t have that much water,” he said. “Next thing I know, it just kept coming and coming.”

Town Manager Mathew Mendisco said some damage has been reported,…

Evan Kruegel

2023-04-15 12:18:45

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