Highway 69 closed north of Gardner in Huerfano County

Posted at 8:17 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 22:17:51-04

CDOT has closed Highway 69 three miles north of Gardner Tuesday night due to flash flooding from the Spring Fire burn scar.

Authorities say the highway is closed down at milepost 28 due to flash floods in the area.

Drivers should avoid traveling on sections of Highway 69 Tuesday night due to flooding risks.

Areas around the Spring Fire burn scar have been under a flash flood warning for much of the afternoon following severe thunderstorms around the area.

Photos from CDOT posted to its Facebook page a little before 8 p.m. show rushing water over the highway.