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.
A popular road is reopening just in time for the Labor Day Weekend. According to El Paso County Commissioners, Old Stage Road will be open to traffic beginning this weekend. The road will continue to be open weekends only until flood recovery and re-construction work is completed. Commissioners say three and half miles of Old Stage Road were heavily damaged by flooding last fall. Crews are working to install a 50-foot retaining wall. They'll also replace a six metal culverts with larger reinforced concrete structures to prevent future flooding.
Old Stage Road is popular spot for viewing fall colors. According to Commissioners, the work should be competed by September 26th.
El Paso County Commissioners will hold a news conference at Old Stage Road Thursday morning. 11 News will be there and will bring you the latest information.