Mudslides forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to shut down Highway 24 four times over the past week.
To protect drivers from flash floods, the Colorado Department of Transportation says maintenance crews will conduct round-the-clock patrols of U.S. 24 in the Waldo Canyon Fire burn area between Manitou Springs and Cascade through Oct. 1.
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.
Heavy rain has damaged a bridge near Florence.
A wildfire near Colorado Springs erupted and grew out of control to more than 3 square miles over the weekend, prompting the evacuation of a popular vacation town and the closure of nearby highways Sunday.