A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
The U.S. Army says it has finished work containing a leak of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The leak was discovered in August by a sensor at one of the "igloos" containing the deadly toxin. The Army then sorted through the stored projectiles and found one leaking liquid mustard and one leaking mustard vapor.
The Army said Monday that the leaky projectiles were moved to a more secure igloo on Nov. 5. No one was hurt.
The Army is currently in talks with Colorado health officials to settle a state lawsuit calling for increased monitoring of how chemical weapons are stored. Congress has set a 2017 deadline to have the weapons destroyed to meet international treaty obligations.
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