Powerful late-night storms down trees, flood streets in Denver

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Tree branches down at 11th and Pontiac

Tree branches down at 11th and Pontiac

DENVER -- A line of powerful thunderstorms dumped sheets of rain on the city Friday night that caused flash flooding on some streets and brought reports of people needing rescuing from their cars.

There was intense lightning and strong winds, and several reports of large tree branches down.

Denver police advised against travel.

Part of a roof was blown off of an apartment building in Denver at 870 S. Birch St. near near Interstate 25 and Colorado Boulevard.

Tree fell on car at 7th and Monaco in Denver

Tree fell on car at 7th and Monaco in Denver

A large tree fell onto a car at East Seventh Avenue and Monaco Parkway. There were pockets of power outages across the city, including places like Leetsdale and Alameda where the traffic lights were out at the busy intersection.

Severe storms developed south and east of Denver on Friday afternoon that forced the National Weather Service to issue tornado warnings.

While there were a couple of reports of a brief touchdown, no damage was reported. The severe storms brought substantial hail and heavy rain, just as the dangerous storms that hit the region Thursday.

Heavy rain in Lakewood on Friday afternoon had an impact on a large trash can. Joe Schallmoser sent us the video from his neighborhood in Green Mountain.

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