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Flood Warning continues for Fountain Creek through Friday morning

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:01:15 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 06:33:38 AM CDT
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

A flood warning continues for Fountain Creek in eastern Teller and El Paso Counties until 5:30 a.m. Friday.

4:12 a.m. Friday (8/23) - US 50 open both directions near Boone

12:10 a.m. Friday (8/23) - US 50 is closed in both directions near Boone because of flooding. Highway 96 is being used as an alternate route.

11:58 p.m. - All flash flood warnings for El Paso County have been cancelled. A flood warning continues for Fountain Creek in eastern Teller and El Paso Counties until 5:30 a.m. Friday (8/23/13).

11:42 p.m. - State patrol confirms that US 24 is now completely open through Ute Pass.

11:39 p.m. - Our crews on US 24 say it looks like the highway is reopening at Cave of the Winds. We're working to confirm.

11:17 p.m. - Woodmen Road is now open in both directions.

11:11 p.m. - US 24 closure has been moved from 31st Street in Colorado Springs to near Cave of the Winds on the west end of Manitou Springs. It will remain closed through at least 1 a.m.

11:10 p.m. - The 4400 block of Overton Road in Pueblo County is closed due to flooding.

11:09 p.m. - US 24 remains closed through Ute Pass. Woodmen Road is closed between Black Forest Road and Marksheffel.

10:19 p.m. - Mountain View Electric is working power outages affecting Monument and Gleneagle. No word on the number of customers impacted.

10:00 p.m. - The flash flood warning for the Waldo Canyon burn scar has been extended until 1 a.m.

9:59 p.m. - Over 1,000 Colorado Springs Utilities customers are currently without power. Likely because of tonight's storms.

9:52 p.m. - A Flood Warning has been issued for Fountain Creek at Colorado Springs until Friday afternoon. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. Fountain Creek is expected to rise to 10.8 feet around midnight before slowly receding. Flooding can occur along low lying areas of the creek when it reaches 10.5 feet.

9:30 p.m. - Fountain Creek is running high and fast through Manitou Springs. So far it's still in its banks.

9:17 p.m. - A flash flood warning has been issued for eastern Pueblo County until midnight.

9:14 p.m. - Tweet from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office: Move away from the waters edge. Rushing water approaching Manitou. Seek high ground.

9:12 p.m. - Street closures: 31st, 26th & 21st streets along Fountain Creek on the west side of Colorado Springs.

9:11 p.m. - Scanner traffic indicates that flash flooding is beginning to arrive in Manitou Springs.

9:01 p.m. - Westbound US 24 and Colorado Avenue are closed at 31st Street.

9:00 p.m. - The flash flood warning for the Waldo Canyon burn scar has been extended until midnight.

8:54 p.m. - The north gate of the United States Air Force Academy is closed as a precaution due to possible flooding.

8:39 p.m. - KRDO NewsChannel 13's Carl Winder says the flash flood sirens are sounding in Manitou Springs.

8:35 p.m. - The flash flood warning for the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar has been extended until 11:30 p.m.

8:32 p.m. - New information suggests flooding in Manitou Springs may not be as bad as first feared.

8:13 p.m. - Reporter Carl Winder says outside access to Manitou Springs is now being closed off due to anticipated flooding.

8:02 p.m. - Report of flooding at the Lone Duck Campground in Green Mountain Falls.

8:01 p.m. There are numerous closed and flooded roads across El Paso County and Colorado Springs due to flooding right now.

7:59 p.m. - Bandley road closed from the loves store south to crest drive in Fountain due to flooding.

7:58 p.m. - Rising water levels expected in Manitou Springs soon. Unclear how significant the flooding will be.

7:25 p.m. - CDOT says northbound I-25 has reopened through north Colorado Springs.

7:22 p.m. - Firefighters are asking people in Manitou Springs to stay away from Fountain Creek.

7:06 p.m. - Multiple street closures in north Colorado Springs due to flash flooding. I-25 and Woodmen Road are among the closed streets. Travel on the north side of town is very dangerous right now.

7:02 p.m. - A flash flood warning has been issued for southern El Paso County until 10 p.m.

6:54 p.m. - The Red Cross shelter at 103 Pawnee Ave. in Manitou Springs is now open.

6:50 p.m. - *UNCONFIRMED* -  Water rescue in vehicles on Voyager Pkwy. Lots of basements flooding to the north and Tactical dispatcher being deployed to Manitou Elementary School for Waldo Canyon flooding. - Per Mountain News Net.

6:49 p.m. - Northbound I-25 is closed at Briargate in Colorado Springs because of flooding.

6:43 p.m. - Viewer submitted video shows flooding along Fountain Creek in Green Mountain Falls.

6:26 p.m. - Scanner: Flash flooding occurring at Mitchell and Mount Herman in Monument.

6:25 p.m. - Multiple reports of Fountain Creek running high near Crystola.

6:15 p.m. - The flash flood warning has been expanded to include north-central El Paso County including north Colorado Springs, Monument, and the Air Force Academy.

6:14 p.m. - Severe thunderstorm warning for north-central El Paso County until 6:45 p.m. North Colorado Springs, Monument, Air Force Academy included.

6:06 p.m. - The Colorado Department of Transportation says US 24 is now closed.

6:04 p.m. - The Colorado State Patrol says US 24 is currently *OPEN* through Ute Pass.

6:02 p.m. - Scanner: Golf ball sized hail at Voyager and Middle Creek in Colorado Springs.

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