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.
A portion of Old Stage Road is getting a makeover after flooding last year caused substantial damage.
Sections of the road were washed out during flash flooding in September 2013, while other parts of the road remained intact but sustained severe damage.
Work is expected to begin on July 7. Crews will be fixing a damaged retaining wall, replacing culverts, repairing ditches and rebuilding and repairing the road. The county says the work should be completed by September 26, or possibly earlier if weather cooperates.
The project is expected to cost just under $600,000. Seventy-five percent of the cost will be covered by FEMA funding. The balance will be split between El Paso County and the state of Colorado. El Paso County's portion of the bill comes to approximately $75,000.
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