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Northern Colorado gets brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets, stranded Front Range drivers

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WINDSOR, Colorado — Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.

The town of Windsor got 4 inches of rain Tuesday. Some people had to be rescued from their stranded cars while others walked through their flooded streets.

PHOTO: Jonah Oldright, 11, makes his way across waist-high water at Village Park in Windsor, Colo, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Over two inches of rain hit the town, flooding streets and basements. (AP Photo/Greeley Tribune, Jim Rydbom)
Jonah Oldright, 11, makes his way across waist-high water at Village Park in Windsor, Colo, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Over two inches of rain hit the town, flooding streets and basements. (AP Photo/Greeley Tribune, Jim Rydbom)

In the mountains, the rains triggered a mudslide that closed a portion of Interstate 70 near Wolcott. There were no major problems in the foothills hit hard by last September's flooding.

Denver set a new record for the day with 1.8 inches of rain falling at its airport.

High and low pressure systems, combined with typical summer monsoon moisture, drew the abundant moisture to Colorado. More rain is forecast Wednesday but with only pockets of heavy accumulation.

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