3 deaths confirmed after statewide flooding Thursday
Flooding closes intersection of Alameda and Havana in Aurora.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Three people were confirmed dead after statewide flooding across Colorado Thursday morning.
The third death was confirmed at a 9 a.m. press conference, when Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle confirmed that a body had been recovered in the 200 block of Linden Road in north Boulder at an unconfirmed time on Thursday morning.
The first death was reported in Jamestown shortly after 1:20 a.m. The second death was confirmed by the Colorado Springs Fire Department on Twitter shortly after 5:20 a.m., with the department taking to social media to report a body had been recovered in the area of South Nevada and I-25.
Shortly after that, a spokesperson for the City of Colorado Springs confirmed that the body was first noticed by Colorado Springs police officers at 4:15 a.m.
“CSPD notified Colorado Springs Fire Department Heavy Rescue Team at 4:19 a.m.to respond to the scene,” the press release stated. “The Heavy Rescue Team recovered the remains of an unidentified adult male at 4:55 a.m.”
There was better news to report up north around 5:30 a.m., as Boulder Creek flooding levels appeared to have peaked at seven feet and were on their way back down.
Flow rates along the Boulder Creek, where the flooding began late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, showed that this flood is the worst since the Big Thompson Flood over 26 years ago
Dozens of road, school and business closures had been reported across the state.