Heavy Rain Floods Metro Streets, Urban Waterways

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4)– Days of heavy rain over the Denver metro area have caused street flooding and the South Platte River to overflow its banks.

The river went over its banks in Confluence Park on Tuesday afternoon during a heavy rain storm. A kayaker on the South Platte on Tuesday (credit: CBS) A kayaker on the South Platte on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

The water completely covered stretches of the bike path in the park and nearly toppled over trash bins. Confluence Park on Tuesday (credit: CBS) Confluence Park on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

The heavy rain caused street flooding, which resulted in slow-moving traffic. The City of Denver’s wastewater management spokesman said crews were on standby in case storm water drains became backed up. Street flooding in Denver on Tuesday  (credit: CBS) Street flooding in Denver on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

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