Wild weekend weather: Snow, tornadoes and sinkholes

May 10, 2015

The Associated Press reports that rising river levels fed by heavy rains have forced the evacuation of the St. Vrain Campground in northern Colorado. Weld County spokeswoman Jennifer Finch says the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District issued the mandatory evacuation of all park guests around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service reported a few landslides along the Saint Vrain in Boulder County and minor flooding in several businesses In Lyons.

The Carbon Valley Emergency Operations Center has been activated to assist with evacuations and monitoring road closures.  And electrical power has been knocked out in numerous locations.

Forecasters also issued a winter storm warning for the northern and central Colorado mountains. The National Weather Service says there could be up to 16 inches of snow by Sunday.

Here's how Saturday's wild weather played out on Twitter.

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