Video: Colorado mud slides sweep away car


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The Independent US

Amatuer footage has captured the moment mud slides in Colorado washed away a car.

In the short video made by Ed Flanagan, the empty vehicle can be seen getting carried away down the road by a fastflowing stream of mud. Mr Flanagan was in a queue of traffic on a road in Manitou Springs when he saw the incident.

Recent flash floods in Colorado have been causing the mud slides, with up to an inch of rain falling in 20 minutes on Monday. The mud slides have been wreaking havoc on the area, leaving many drivers stranded after a stretch of highway was shut. Meanwhile mud flowed into 20 houses and forced 160 people in a trailer park to flee.