Creek paths cleared due to flash flood fears
BOULDER - Police and fire crews are scrambling to clear people from paths along Boulder Creek because of the possibility a strong surge of water could wash over low-lying areas on Tuesday.
Boulder Police say a bridge upstream in Boulder Canyon was compromised after being hit by debris, causing water to back up behind it. Officials fear at some point the bridge, located at the Red Lion at 37400 Boulder Canyon Drive, could give way sending a strong surge of water into Boulder.
Authorities say they don't think the surge of water will affect residences or businesses along the creek, but they say it is important for people to stay off the paths and away from the fast-moving water.
9NEWS has a crew en route and will update this story as more information becomes available.