More rain expected Wednesday, raising flood concerns

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — With more rain expected Wednesday, there are concerns about rising creeks and rivers spilling into area streets.

A road block has been set up and there is no word when 96th Avenue between Potomac and Peoria streets will reopen.

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The street is underwater. Commerce City Police drove through the area Tuesday night and closed off the block, which is about a mile long.

Anytime there is heavy rain in the area, it’s not unusual for the creek nearby to spill onto the road.

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Peoria also has been shut down between 96th and 104th avenues. Most of the water on the street is coming from a detention pond in Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which is completely overwhelmed because of the recent storms.

“The water is going to be coming down stream,” Commerce City Emergency Management Kirk Dominic said. “And it hits this area and it floods these streets. So right now we’re taking more precautionary measures to close the streets down.”

Crews will be back out later Wednesday morning to evaluate road conditions. With more rain expected, flooding is possible in areas across the Denver metro area.

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