A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
Make a lane change or face the consequences. The state's left lane law is in full effect.
The State Patrol has begun issuing tickets to stragglers who live on the left lane.
Since the law took effect 3 months ago, about 460 tickets have been issued, which comes to an average of 5 per day.
The law applies only to zones with speed limits of 65 miles an hour or higher.
A CDOT spokesperson says hundreds of signs have been posted since last summer warning drivers to use the left lanes only for passing.