KUSA - Three people had to be rescued when their vehicles were sent into rushing waters following a road collapse Thursday morning.
At 5:58 a.m., Old Dillon Road near Reid and Wright in Broomfield collapsed due to severe flooding. Water rescue teams from North Metro Fire and Lafayette Fire Department responded. They stabilized the vehicles with chains and began their water rescue using a boat.
The first victim was able to escape from his vehicle and crawl up the bank.
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Another victim was rescued out of his car in the water. He only sustained minor injuries.
One of the cars was trapped under a 600-pound gas line after being swept away in the floodwaters.
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The third vehicle was flipped over and submerged in water. Firefighters were able to attach chains to flip the vehicle over.
Rescuers reached the victim inside and put a life jacket on him. Moments later, they were able to open the vehicle's door and pull him out.
Crews are working with Xcel Energy to secure the area and monitor the gas line running across the creek.
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