Colo. communities monitor rapidly rising waterways
DENVER – Communities in northern and central Colorado continue to monitor the rising rivers that have spilled over their banks, wiped out bridges and flooded some houses.
In Eagle County, a few homes in Gypsum and Vail have suffered minor flooding damage. A pedestrian bridge in Vail has been wiped out.
Sand bags have been piled along the Big Thompson River in Estes Park in Larimer County. Boulder and St. Vrain creeks in Boulder County are off-limits to rafts and other crafts.
The unseasonably hot weather has quickly melted snow in the mountains, causing rivers to rise rapidly and flood.