Flooding closes roads, causes damage in Fremont County

Posted at 8:20 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 22:20:55-04

Authorities reopened Highway 9 and Highway 115 in Fremont County after severe flooding forced both major roads to close Monday.Highway 115 was closed at Pathfinder Park between Florence and Canon City due to rushing water that brought trees, hail and mud over the roadway. CDOT and Florence road crews worked to clear the road for hours before opening it a little after 11 p.m.Colorado State Patrol had to close Highway 9 at Highway 50 and at Hartsel due to water over the road around 7:20 p.m. It reopened around 11 p.m.Canon City was also impacted by the fast moving water Monday night. Firefighters reported significant flooding around Canon City Monday night following severe thunderstorms in the area.Canon City firefighters sent notifications out to the Lincoln Park, Wolf Park, Dawson Ranch and South Canon City areas. Authorities are asking people to stay home if possible and to not venture out into flooded areas. Authorities say there are not any evacuations in effect in those areas, but dangerous conditions still exist.Firefighters say "many" streets are blocked due to flood waters. DO NOT drive or walk across flooded roadways. News 5 Viewer Alex Neighbours sent us photos and video showing flash flooding across the entrance to the Pueblo Community College Fremont Campus. Those photos showed trees uprooted and rushing water in the area.The area is under a flash flood warning until 1 a.m.