Flooding closes roads, causes damage in Fremont County

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 08:25:46-04

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.In Fremont County, county road 79 between 11-a and 77 is still closed. County road 80, Oak creek grade and temple canyon road are still closed because of washouts or mudslides.Do not drive past the barricades.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.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.