Boulder floods shut down town

BOULDER, Colo. — After a long string of blazing hot days, temperatures dropped here Tuesday and the sky opened up. The National Weather Service has issued flash flood emergencies for Boulder and northwest Jefferson Counties.

Residents here are waking this morning to find roads washed out, vehicles abandoned on the streets and news warnings that homes in the worst-affected areas of Boulder County are beginning to buckle.

The rain has been dropping nearly without respite for 48 hours. Last night mobile phones all over town began burring with weather service messages, street lights began flickering off and emergency crews began parking their red-blinking vehicles at key intersections. This morning at 5:30, the Boulder Valley school system sent messages out that it was closing up shop for the day.

Twitter is brimming with updates and images: #boulderflood and ##boulderflood filter:images

Twitter user Zach Green @140elect is out in town and streaming photos and Vines.

Also: The Boulder Daily Camera.

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[ Downtown Boulder Creek: Top image by Alexandra Holz. Bottom by Clayton Sandall. ]

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