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Colo. flooding leads to thousands more evacuations

Associated Press

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene Friday are learning about unfolding events:

11:56 a.m. MDT

Flooding has closed Interstate 25 from north of Denver to Cheyenne, a 90-mile stretch. Three major rivers — Big Thompson, St. Vrain, and Poudre — normally flow under the highway in northern Colorado, but flood waters have pushed over the top of the roadway in some locations.

11:22 a.m. MDT

Officials at the University of Colorado are discussing whether the football game between Fresno State and Colorado will be played Saturday or pushed back because of flooding.

11:01 a.m. MDT

Helicopters are flying in Boulder and Larimer counties to reach stranded people and drop supplies. Low visibility had grounded them Thursday.

10:49 a.m. MDT

Blue skies are peeking through clouds over the Front Range, but more rain is expected in the afternoon.

10:10 a.m. MDT

An elderly man who was walking his dog was rescued from a Denver drainage ditch after being swept away by rushing water. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson said witnesses saw the man and dog fall into the water, and called for help. He was pulled from the water four blocks away, but his condition wasn't immediately available.

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6:31 a.m. MDT

Authorities went door-to-door in Morrison, south of the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater, asking hundreds of people to evacuate as Bear Creek neared flood stage. The amphitheater was in no immediate danger.

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2 a.m. MDT

Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner tours the flood damage, and says Boulder Creek has begun to recede but conditions remain dangerous.

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