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Damage and debris removal begins in areas hit hardest by storms.

El Paso County Office of Emergency Management situation update 7:20 p.m.

  • Highway 24 still closed both directions between Cascade and Cliff Dwellings exit due to water and debris on the roadway
  • Heavy damage reported to gravel roads throughout the Ute Pass Area – El Paso County and City of Colorado Springs both responding to requests for additional heavy equipment to help Manitou Springs with more County equipment responding to assist Green Mountain Falls as well
  • Manitou low lying areas remain evacuated with heavy damage and debris along Ruxton Avenue and Canon Avenue
  • Evac Center established at First Congregational Church on Pawnee in Manitou
  • Motorists should avoid driving into running water even shallow water can float a vehicle
  • Substantial hail, wind and street flooding in the Fountain Valley area through the area with bigger
  • Mountain View Electric working to restore power for about 350 customers as a result of lines and poles down along Meridian Road south of Hanover Road
  • Flooded basements and washouts on gravel roads and streets are extensive in Ute Pass area
  • Road damage and downed power lines reported from Security-Widefield to the Pueblo County Line

OEM continues monitoring weather reports carefully as a second storm pass is possible in the Ute Pass Area now between 9 and 10 p.m.

El Paso County Public Works is dispatching road equipment to assist with debris removal and damage in the Cascade and Green Mountain Falls area.