MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– All residents living in Manitou Springs were urged to evacuate to higher ground because of flooding on Monday evening.

An evacuation center has opened at the Community Congregational Church at 103 Pawnee Avenue near the elementary school.

Flash flooding in Manitou Springs. (credit: Ryan Maschue)

Heavy rain brought mudslides and flash flooding to the area.

Highway 24 was reopened to both directions of traffic at around 9 p.m.

Earlier Monday Highway 285 was closed in Bailey because of mudslides and flooding.

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