Roads closed in Greeley after overnight storm brings hail, flooding

Roads closed in Greeley after overnight storm brings hail, flooding

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Roads remain closed in Greeley Wednesday morning after a severe storm plummeted the city with hail and rain overnight, causing flooding and dangerous driving conditions.

The City of Greeley advised residents to avoid downtown and opened a temporary shelter for those in need at the Greeley Family FunPlex, located at 1501 65th Ave., because of the flooding.

As of Wednesday morning, 16th Street between U.S. 85 and 7th Avenue was still closed as well as 6th Avenue between 16th Street and 13th Street, said city officials on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Northeast Greeley got hit hardest by the storm, receiving nearly four inches of rain. The west side of the city received between one and two inches of rain, said Bernie Meier, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

The city was also hit by 2-inch hail, which is slightly bigger than a golf ball, he said.

On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service posted on X that during the storm hail accumulated on roads, leading to dangerous driving conditions. The storm also hit Johnstown with hail and rain, Meier said.

The afternoon is expected to bring more storms to Colorado, including potentially Greeley. Scattered thunderstorms could also bring hail, especially to the Eastern Plains, according to the National Weather Service.

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