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Higher ground order lifted for houses around Fountain Creek, Manitou Springs

Posted at 9:53 PM, Jul 31, 2023

MANITOU SPRINGS — The Manitou Springs Fire Department has lifted a move to higher ground order Monday night around 11:15 p.m. The order was first put in place around 9:00 p.m. the same day.

The order asked all residents living near Fountain Creek east of Old Mans Trail and in between Manitou Avenue and El Paso Boulevard to make their way to higher ground.

No injuries have been reported, according to the City of Manitou Springs.

The Manitou Springs Fire Department anticipated the water to continue to rise throughout the night as runoff was expected to be coming from Williams Canyon.

It is unclear at this time if there are any damages due to flooding along the highlighted corridor.

City Public Works crews will focus on debris removal and storm drain cleaning over the next week to prepare for any oncoming rain.

The City of Manitou Springs says all future updates will come from here.

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