Thunderstorms rumbled along the Front Range on Monday, unleashing hard rain in some areas, including Sheridan, where a sinkhole formed and where at least one car was sunk below an elevated railroad crossing.
The sinkhole sprang in the area of West Oxford Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive. Traffic in the area was shut down eastbound on Oxford at River Point, Sheridan police said. Northbound lanes of Santa Fe were closed at West Union Avenue.
In June 2015, a Sheridan police officer was injured when his patrol car was swallowed by a sinkhole.
Oxford flooded Monday afternoon and was closed in both directions from Santa Fe to Windermere Street, police said.
Oxford also closed east and westbound between Santa Fe and Windermere due to street flooding. pic.twitter.com/DjZHy27p2A
— Sheridan Police Dept (@Police_spd) July 1, 2019
A car was stalled in the water up to its hood. There were no reports of injuries.
In Centennial a home was struck by lightning in the 2800 block of East Dry Creek Place, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.
South Metro Firefighters are on scene of a home struck by lightning in the 2800 blk of E. Dry Creek Pl. in Centennial. Although the chimney was destroyed, crews found no fire or heat. One person inside was evaluated by paramedics but did not get transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/LcyTTWrblm
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) July 1, 2019
The chimney of the home was destroyed, but fire crews found no fire or heat, the fire department said. One person, who was home at the time of the strike, was evaluated on scene but was not taken to the hospital.
At about 8 p.m. Monday, Sheridan police said the water in the sinkhole had subsided.
Water level went down showing the size of the sinkhole. pic.twitter.com/lq0PUES9zW
— Sheridan Police Dept (@Police_spd) July 2, 2019
Oxford reopened to traffic on Monday night, police said.