With a combo of windy, dry and warm conditions for our Wednesday afternoon, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for all counties along and east of the I-25 corridor between 12pm and 7pm this afternoon. PLEASE no outside burning, and if you see smoke, report it as soon as possible! Head over to the Weather tab for more information on the rest of the week.
The El Paso County Commissioners approved nearly $2 million for flood mitigation projects in Manitou Springs.
The city is still recovering from massive flooding last summer, and is now trying to get ready for the next flood season. The city is at an increased risk of flooding because of the burn scar in the hillside left over from the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Manitou city leaders say they will use the money to clean up sediment and create a concrete channel within Williams Creek. The project is expected to cost approximately $3.8 million.
Just last week CDOT finished a project on Highway 24 to keep flood water and debris off the road.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus