Waldo Canyon Burn Area
Heavy rain caused flooding across El Paso County on Wednesday night that left standing water over several roadways and forced a section of Highway 24 to close.
There may be some flood relief on the way for people in Manitou Springs.
More than two dozen projects to slow the tide of flooding, mudslides and debris slides from the Waldo Canyon burn area into Manitou Springs have been completed. But there is more work to be done.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared a disaster emergency in El Paso County after Friday night’s flash flooding in Manitou Springs. The designation will make resources available to help pay for storm cleanup.
There was a huge volunteer effort in Manitou Springs as residents spent another day cleaning up after severe flooding and mudslides.
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.
Updated maps showing flash flood risks from the Waldo Canyon wildfire scar have been released in Colorado Springs.
Residents in Manitou Springs are bracing for more possible flash flooding on Tuesday as they clean up from Monday night’s damaging mud invasion.
Heavy rains Monday afternoon in the Waldo Canyon burn area with lots of erosion brought mud down in Fountain Creek. It left mud behind on Highway 24 and throughout Manitou Springs.
A flash flood watch is in place through early Thursday evening in the burn area from the Waldo Canyon Fire, where residents have been sandbagging for days.