MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Manitou Springs residents heard flood sirens Monday afternoon as a storm bringing hail caused flooding in the town that has dealt with the problem since the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012.
When it rains water washes down the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar. The lack of vegetation sends mud and debris left in the wake of the wildfire down streets in the middle of town.
Residents were told to move to higher ground. According to KKTV in Colorado Springs, Canon Avenue, Serpentine and Lover’s Lane were closed. Manitou Avenue was also closed for a short time.
The Alpine Autism Center on Fieldstone Road in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood suffered damage from the flooding.
Nobody was injured and students were sent home early.
According to KKTV, vehicles could be seen floating down Stoneridge Drive off Flying W Ranch Road on the west side of Colorado Springs.