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Rain causing street closures and water rescues across southern Colorado

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jun 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-13 00:04:35-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ongoing severe weather has caused road closures across the News5 viewing area. Here is a list of roads to avoid:

  • Hancock Expressway at Chelton Rd. is currently closed due to flooding.
  • The section of MarkSheffel Road between Barnes Road and North Carefree Circle is shut down due to flooding.
  • Current street flooding along Security Boulevard and Fontaine Blvd. (Unknown if closed)
  • A video from CSFD shows the intersection of Hancock and Claredon Drive with several inches of water flowing through the area.
  • Peyton Highway 1/2 mile South of the County Line
  • Galley Road and Peterson
  • Garrett Road (East Blaney & Good Fortune)
  • Judge Orr (From Curtis to Elbert)
  • Widefield and Fontaine
  • Sunny Slope (1/2 mile East of Blaney Road)
  • County Road 73 (1/2 mile south of Country Road 112)
  • County Road 117 (2.5 miles south of Hwy 86)
  • County Road 94 (between County Road 69 and County Road 73)

View our traffic map below:

Early Monday morning, Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) performed a swift water rescue underneath a bridge along Platte Avenue, between Peterson Road and Powers Boulevard.

CSFD tweeted about the incident at about 1:30 a.m.

The individual was not injured according to a tweet issued by CSFD.

This is a reminder to stay away from moving bodies of water like creeks when southern Colorado sees high levels of rain.

Additional swift water rescues took place at the following times and locations:

  • Marksheffel Road and Carefree Circle, according to Falcon Fire Protection District, 12:55 p.m.
  • Security Boulevard and Fontaine Boulevard, 1:15 p.m.

Colorado Springs Police Department is on accident alert status at the time of publishing.

Weather Alerts
A Tornado warning was in effect for parts of El Paso County.

The warning has since expired at 2:45 PM.

A Thunderstorm warning was in effect for parts of El Paso County.

The warning has since expired at 3:45 PM.


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