2 dead as flash flooding hits parts of Colo.

  • Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:37 a.m.
In this still frame made from ABC 7NEWS video on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, people walk through floodwaters from a creek in Boulder, Colo. Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammered northern Colorado. (AP PHOTO)
In this still frame made from ABC 7NEWS video on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, people walk through floodwaters from a creek in Boulder, Colo. Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammered northern Colorado. (AP PHOTO)

DENVER (AP) — Flash flooding in northern Colorado has left two people dead, and the widespread high waters are keeping rescuers teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammer the area.

Boulder Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Gabrielle Boerkircher says volunteers are trying to help stranded people until emergency crews can arrive because many roads are impassable.


Boerkircher says one person died when a structure collapsed in Jamestown. Colorado Springs spokeswoman Kim Melchor says police found another person dead in the water on the city’s west side.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Kleyla (CLAY’-la) says a 20-foot wall of water was reported in Left Hand Canyon north of Boulder. He says a firefighter radioed he was trapped in a tree, and rescuers were trying to get through.

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