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Heavy rain brings flooding to metro Denver

A flash flood warning was in effect for about two hours.
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DENVER — Drivers in metro Denver had to contend with flooded roads Saturday evening after a storm brought heavy rain to the area.

The flooding was particularly bad on southbound I-25 near 6th Avenue.

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The flooding caused backups all the way back to I-70. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) tried to warn drivers.

West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood was inundated, as well.

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One woman was rescued by a passerby when floodwater began pouring into her car near Casa Bonita. The flooding also led to a water rescue operation by West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, where someone reported seeing a person in a flooded area near West 12th Avenue and Miller Street.

 But they didn't find anyone.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning just after 6 p.m. It was in effect until 8:15 p.m.