Jun 8, 2010 9:55 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Homes flooded as Colorado rivers swell

Colorado rivers and streams swollen by quickly melting mountain snow flooded homes, roads and bike paths Monday, prompting flood warnings and advisories across the state.

In Eagle County, a few homes in Gypsum and Vail suffered minor flooding damage. Bike and recreation paths along the Eagle and Gore rivers were closed when the water went over the banks. A path in the Vail area was reopened after crews contained the washout of a rock wall.

Sand bags were placed along parts of the Big Thompson River in Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park because of high water levels. Water topped the banks near the post office at the confluence of the Big Thompson and Fall rivers.

The Boulder County sheriff's office and area communities closed the North and South St. Vrain creeks, as well as a stretch of Boulder Creek, to rafts and other crafts.


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