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Mudslide, Flash Flooding In Manitou Springs Area

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GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

Flooding on Friday in Manitou Springs (credit: Cheyene Grow)

Flooding on Friday in Manitou Springs (credit: Cheyene Grow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A mudslide has closed U.S. 24 in the Cascade area northwest of Manitou Springs, and flash flooding in Manitou Springs is stranding several vehicles in high, fast-moving water.
Taylor Ave. mudslide in Cascade on Friday (credit: Taylor Moran)

Taylor Ave. mudslide in Cascade on Friday (credit: Taylor Moran)

Colorado Springs emergency officials urged people in low-lying areas to get to higher ground Friday night.

The National Weather Service says about 1.3 inches of rain has fallen in the area burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire last year and near Manitou Springs. Areas burned by wildfires are particularly vulnerable to flash floods because the burned soils don’t absorb as much water.

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