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Heavy rainfall causes flooding and mudslides along the Colorado Front Range



DENVER – Heavy weather pulled into the Colorado Mountains and Front Range on Monday afternoon, causing heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides in the area.

A mudslide shut down US Highway 285 near Bailey at about 2 pm, but crews were able to clear the highway a few hours later.

When the Bailey mudslides cleared, US Highway 24 near Manitou Springs closed causing the evacuation of hundreds of homes and businesses. The Waldo fire scar has made the area more susceptible to flooding.

The weather also prompted DIA officials to make a complete ground-stop at the airport, which meant no flights could be let in or out. But the stop was canceled around 5pm.

Here are real-time information about the severe weather breakout: [1

94559006] 18:12 pm: The Aurora Police urge motorists not to drive through flooded streets and intersections and several drivers had to be rescued Monday

18:01: Stranded motorists on East 56th Avenue near Peoria Street Junction had to be rescued after heavy rain flooded the intersection.

17:47: The Rescue teams are near the intersection of East Arapahoe Road and South Gartell Road in Aurora, the site of heavy flooding.

17:20: The DIA has made a full stop at the airport. Weather had caused officials to stop around 4 p.M.

17:13 pm: Manitou Springs City officials tweeted that residents should evacuate to higher ground. An evacuation center has been set up at the community parish church, 103 Pawnee Ave.

17:09: Emergency notifications were posted 450 homes were sent in the Ute Pass area, warning residents of flash floods.

17:00: The mudslide that closed off Highway 285 near Bailey Monday has been cleared, but the purge continues. The slide caused a muddy confusion for residents and businesses in Bailey.

4:57 pm: Highway 24 near Manitou Springs is due to flooding closed.

16:51 hrs: Heavy rainfall causes flooding in the Waldo Burn Scar near Manitou Springs. Evacuations are available to residents in low-lying areas.

4:39 pm: Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Manitou Springs are subject to a lightning strike warning until 7pm

4:36 pm: El Paso County officials have flood sirens Activated near Manitou Springs to evacuate low-lying areas after flooding the West Hwy 24 corridor in the area.

16:24 : Denver International Airport is on a high ground due to extreme weather conditions. A full stop on the ground means that no flights to or from the airport are possible at this time. The airport representatives killed the station at 15:50. There is no word about when it will be canceled.

Bad weather at DIA # Denver7 pic.twitter.com/TqAZRQc8Or

– Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) July 23, 2018

16:10: The Highway 285 is open again:

H285 is open. Thank you CDOT for the quick answer and tidy up. Photo is during the cleaning. pic.twitter.com/nicmjAFXIP

– CSP Canon City (@CSP_CanonCity) July 23, 2018

15:34 : The closure on Highway 285 is just south due to the mudslide from Bailey, located at the milestone 221. The mudslide happened around 2 pm A CDOT spokesman said a maintenance team told her the film was "relatively small".

14:34: Highway 285 is closed due to a mudslide south of Bailey. Thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail are expected until the afternoon.

US 285: Safety Barrier at Old Stage Coach Rd (1m S from Bailey). Due to mudslides

– CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) July 23, 2018


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