BRIGHTON -- Brighton had its share of problems Sept. 12 after a day of rain and flooding.
City officials asked residents to stay away from the South Platte River near Ken Mitchell Lakes Park and to stay off walking paths near the lake.
Spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky said the city thinks the river will overflow and cause extremely hazardous conditions in the area.
The recent heavy rains prompted city officials to keep an eye on the water supply in town. Chernosky said the systems are working fine.
"Nothing has broken down," she said. "We're monitoring closely, of course. But everything is working as it should."
The rain caused some problems at the Riverdale Golf Course south of town. Brighton firefighters had to clean up a a hazardous-materials incident at Riverdale Golf Course. Photographer John Carr said water got into some of the sheds where the course houses its tractors. There was a concern that diesel fuel may be leaking onto the course.
Students in the 27J School District went to school for a full day Sept. 12. Superintendent Chris Fiedler said there wouldn't be an early release and that "we are confident we will be able to transport students home safely." all after-school activities in the district were canceled. Prairie View and Brighton high school sporting events are still on schedule for Sept. 13.
Brighton has been under various states of flood advisorioes since late Sept. 11. A flood warning continues until 7:30 a.m., Sept. 13.
The forecast is for more rain -- heavier at times -- tonight and tomorrow morning. We'll update with public safety warnings and other information as it becomes available.