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Flooding expected along Colorado's Front Range

By: Associated Press
May 25, 2014 Updated: May 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm
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FORT COLLINS — The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Poudre River near Fort Collins as a string of severe rainstorms move through Colorado's Front Range.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/SBq59l ) the river measured about 6.6 feet Sunday morning, and levels could rise to 7.2 feet by Monday. Flood stage is 7.5 feet, at which point flooding could occur downstream in and near Fort Collins.

Meteorologists say storms in the foothills and along the Front Range from Denver to the Wyoming border could produce 1-2 inches of rain in less than an hour, flooding areas that have been scarred by wildfires or that have recently received heavy rain.

Meanwhile, transportation officials briefly closed U.S. Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs between Cascade and Cave of the Winds. The area has been the site of several flash floods and mudslides.

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