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Flash flooding inundates Security leaving cars stalled, sinkholes

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Jul 15, 2020

On Wednesday, heavy rain in excess of 2-3 inches fell in Security, CO. At 2:13 pm, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area.

Residents and the fire department report water 2 to 3 feet deep on some roads.

The Security Fire Department officially responded to at least two vehicles that stalled and lost power in flood waters. Although, neighbors told News 5 that numerous cars stalled out and were being helped by fellow neighbors.

While flooding does commonly occur in these areas of Security-Widefield, Security Fire Battalion Chief James Chapman says this time was more severe, because manhole covers were being lifted and moved by flood waters.

Security flooding from Stephanie Williams

At least one road was damaged from flood waters and debris, on Holly Drive a large hole opened up in the road.

Flooding was widespread across Colorado Springs and El Paso county, as well as Pueblo this afternoon. See our coverage of the severe weather this evening here.