Severe storms make for treacherous evening commute

DENVER — Strong storms with heavy rain, lightning, hail and wind made for a tricky afternoon commute around the metro area on Monday.

The heavy rain from the storm moved in fast and caused flooding around West 38th Avenue and Inca Street in Denver.

W 38th Avenue and Inca St. (Photo: Sev Martin)

The hail was as big as golf balls in some areas. The Lakewood area got hit the hardest, forcing Colorado Mills mall to close from the damage.

Angelica Alba – 10th and Sheridan

Lakewood, near Colfax and Wandsworth around 3:15

The hail was so large that it broke windows on vehicles in the Lakewood and Golden areas.

golf ball sized hail at I-70 and 6th

hail damage picking kids up from school. Lakewood, co

The hail looked like snow as it came down fast and furious, filling up parking lots and highways around the metro area.

Chuck Randall – Lakewood

The storm came with strong wind, sometimes knocking down trees.

a tree fell on a car