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Flash flood watch in effect until midnight

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:37:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2014 01:26:18 AM CDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

A flash flood watch remains in effect for El Paso and Teller Counties until midnight.

Flash flooding was widespread along Fountain Creek through Ute Pass and across eastern El Paso County on Monday. These areas will be at especially high risk for flooding Tuesday evening.

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The flood risk won't be limited to the Pikes Peak Region. Heavy rain has fallen across many parts of southeastern Colorado over the past several days.

The La Junta area experienced significant flooding Sunday night and in eastern Pueblo County, highway 96 is closed at Nepesta because of flooding.

A flood warning has been issued for the Arkansas River at La Junta.

The river is expected to crest at 12.2 feet on Wednesday morning. Flood stage is 11 feet. The National Weather Service says flood waters could threaten highway 194 east of La Junta.

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