Heavy rain in areas burned by wildfires in northern Colorado has led to flash flooding, and a mudslide has closed both directions of Interstate 70 at Palisade in western Colorado.
The National Weather Service says more than 1.5 inches of rain fell in the northern Colorado burn areas Thursday. The rain pushed mud and rocks onto parts of Highway 14. Crews quickly cleared debris to reopen the road.
Meanwhile, Wellington fire officials say a lightning strike caught nine farm workers, injuring two critically and four seriously.
In western Colorado, in addition to the slide on I-70, a mudslide closed U.S. 24 two miles east of Minturn. Mudslides also were reported in the Marble and Redstone areas. The National Weather Service estimates some parts of western Colorado got two inches of rain.
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