Jul 4, 2012 3:52 PM by Kirsten Bennett

256 families allowed to return home at 5 p.m.

On July 4th at 5:00 PM, Colorado Springs Utilities in coordination with the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and the Colorado Spring Police Department will lift mandatory evacuations for 256 home that are currently in the mandatory evacuation area.

All Mountain Shadows residents who reside on the following streets may return home today, July 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM:.

· Ashton Park Place

· Chambrey Court

· Charing Curt

· Chase Point Circle

· Darien Way

· Green Valley Heights

· Huffman Court

· Kirby Court

· Regal View Court

· Regal View Road

· Rossmere Street between Ashton Park Place and Courtney Drive (2305-2395)

· Twin Harbor Heights

· Vanreen Drive

· Vantage Ridge Court

· Vantage Vista Drive

· Via Verona View

· Wilson Road between Champagne Drive and Flying W Ranch Road

· Wolf Ranch Road

The area still has considerable risk, with certain areas considered unsafe. Residents are advised to prepare for flash flooding in burn areas by staying alert to flash flood watches and warnings and avoiding low-lying areas and places that are known to flood. Residents should not cross streaming water.

Residents of the remaining evacuated areas will have access to the area on Thursday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the primary purpose of allowing insurance representatives to assess property. It is important that the area is cleared by 4 p.m. to allow Colorado Springs Utilities crews to resume working on the gas system. Residents and insurance personnel should check in with identification at the Verizon building (old MCI facility) at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road.

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