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The original item was published from 9/12/2013 9:35:54 AM to 9/12/2013 10:43:55 AM.

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City holding up well after more than 4 inches of rain

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Broomfield crews were out overnight during the rain storm and report that for the most part, the city’s infrastructure is holding up well. Unofficial reports are that there has been more than 4 inches of rain since yesterday.

A situation on Dillon Road reported this morning in the media from water washing away the street where three vehicles dropped from the roadway is on what is known as "Old Dillon Road" in unincorporated Boulder County to the south and east of the new Dillon Road and the Northwest Parkway. Emergency personnel were able to free all of the vehicle occupants. Initial reports are that there were only minor injuries. North Metro Fire Rescue personnel and others were on scene and heroic in their efforts.

Media reports that the Northwest Parkway is somehow involved with this incident are not correct.

US 36 was closed for a time during the night. The highway construction has negatively affected drainage. The Interlocken Lift Station on Midway Boulevard about a half mile east of Flatiron Crossing Drive was in danger of being flooded last night, in part because of drainage from the US 36 construction. Broomfield’s utilities staff was on scene all evening and were able to prevent the pumps from flooding. Another deluge this afternoon could create a similar situation, but crews are prepared and have taken all possible steps to prevent the flooding.

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