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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Crazy Thunderstorms On The Western Slope
By Matt Kroschel
Intense storms pack a punch across much of the state. Strong storms moved across the Western Slope Monday night and Tuesday leaving flooding in their wake. It was coming down so hard earlier this evening I was forced to pull over my news car and wait out the storm. There was lots of standing water and some small flash floods reported near the Mesa/Delta county lines.
Standing water on Hwy. 50 made travel a bit tricky!
I have heard reports from the Hotchkiss area of flooding on Mainstreet and in the downtown area.Firefighters I spoke with from the scene tell me they are clearing up right now from the storm.