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Highway 50 between Fowler and Manzanola has reopened Wednesday evening

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 03, 2024

OTERO COUNTY — According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Highway 50 between Fowler and Manzanola has reopened.

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) reported that the highway was closed around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The closure was due to several fallen power lines that were blocking the road.

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News5's Lauren Brand says that just east of this downage, in Cheeraw, CO, hail around 1.00" was reported. There was plenty of moisture leftover overnight for these storms to become as severe as they did. As we go into the afternoon storm chances continue to increase. Most of that moisture is still leftover from the storms earlier in the morning. The main risks for today will be hail up to ping pong ball sized, wind up to 70 mph, flooding, and a small tornado threat.

The highway opened just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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