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UPDATE: Severe weather pummels Colorado

UPDATE: Severe weather pummels Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Severe thunderstorms blasted across Colorado Springs and Denver Wednesday afternoon (5/21/14).

The storm brought flooding rain and damaging hail to a large swath of the Colorado Springs area.

Drivers sought shelter under overpasses as intersections filled with water from the deluge of rain.

The Colorado State Patrol warned drivers not to block the road when seeking shelter under overpasses as it can cause traffic jams and accidents. Drivers are also urged to avoid driving through flooded intersections.

The hail piled up several inches deep, knocked leaves off of trees, dented cars and broke windows out of some homes in Colorado Springs.

Severe weather has also occurred in the Denver metro where tornado warnings forced numerous flights to divert from DIA to the Colorado Springs airport. You should check your flight before heading to Denver, as delays are likely.

Frontier Airlines says 13 of its flights from Denver International Airport have been canceled because its aircraft were damaged by hail.

KMGH reports at least 6 tornadoes touched down in the Denver metro area Wednesday. Only minor damage has been reported.

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