Local News
9:13 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Flooding in Manitou Springs

Update: 11:20PM:  The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is reporting the body of an adult man has been found along Highway 24 near mile marker 297.  They report the body was buried under a significant amount of debris along the westbound lanes of the highway.  No identification is available at this time.   

10:25 PM:  Highway 24 is now reopened, with one lane in each direction.  

Original post: After the National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a flash flood warning for portions of El Paso County over the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar, Highway 24 was closed as far east as 31st street, and up to Pikes Peak Highway.  There are three confirmed injuries, and rescues have taken place.  There's also damage to homes and businesses along Canon Avenue.  Streets remain closed in western Manitou Springs, and Highway 24 through Ute Pass is also closed.  A Red Cross Shelter has opened at the Congregational Church on Pawnee in Manitou Springs.