Highway 69 closed north of Gardner in Huerfano County

Posted at 6:31 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 08:31:30-04

Highway 69 remains closed Wednesday morning, three miles north of Gardner 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 because of flooding risks.

Areas around the Spring Fire burn scar were under a flash flood warning for much Tuesday and more rain is in the forecast for Wednesday. 

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

CDOT is not giving an estimated time of reopen.