Larimer County and Rocky Mountain National Park under flash flood warning

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Update, 3:22 p.m.: Doppler radar has indicated the thunderstorms have ended across the warning area after dropping 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain and and resulting in flash flooding ongoing or expected to begin shortly, according to the National Weather Service. This includes Glen Haven, Drake and areas in the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar, including Stringtown Gulch, Crystal Mountain, The Retreat and Storm Mountain.

Update, 2:34 p.m.: Additional areas that are expected to see flooding include the Poudre River, South Fork of the Poudre River, Bennett Creek, Little Beaver Creek, Joe Wright Creek, Sheep Creek, Laramie River, Manhattan Creek, Elkhorn Creek, Peterson Creek and South Lone Pine Creek. Also a flash flood advisory has been issueduntil 4 p.m. for Colorado Highway 14 near and above Rustic a well as Pingree Hill, Goodell Corner, Crown Point Road and Laramie River Road near Chambers Lake and the Cameron Peak area, according to the National Weather Service.

Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northern Rocky Mountain National Park and Larimer County, including the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar until 4:45 p.m.

At 1:43 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms have produced 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain across the warning area and flooding is happening or is imminent.

Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, gulches, roads and low-lying areas is expected, mainly in rural south-central Larimer County, including Rocky Mountain National Park. This includes: Big Thompson River, Cow Creek, Fall River, Grouse Creek, Glacier Creek, North Fork Big Thompson River, Roaring River, Mummy Pass Creek, Bighorn Creek and Paradise Creek.

Those in the affected area should move to higher ground, according to the weather service. Don't try to drive through flooded areas, the weather service warned.

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