Weather Apocalypse in Colorado: Flash Floods and Mudslides Washes Car Away in Waldo Canyon (VIDEO)


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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Flash flooding in the Waldo Canyon burn scar caused rock and mud slides, closed U.S. Highway 24 and engulfed about two dozen vehicles near Manitou Springs Wednesday afternoon. Westbound U.S. Highway 24 was reopened at 6 p.m. after being closed for several hours. The first video shows a car on U.S. Highway 24 being carried away by a river of mud during flash flooding in the Waldo Canyon Burn area. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

The second video presents engulfed vehicules and fire crews placing a ladder over a flooding stream to help stranded people walk across it to dry ground. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

El Paso County authorities warned residents that if flooding is imminent, they should move to the shelter. The Black Forest flash-flood warning expired at 6:30 p.m. The Waldo Canyon flash-food warning expired at  6 p.m.

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