Days of Nasty Weather

Monday saw more wet weather in southern Colorado, and almost no spot is untouched.

Hail, nickel sized and bigger, piled up to four inches in Teller County. Colorado Springs had more of the soggy same on the same water logged roads.

A tornado Sunday caused a scare from above in Pueblo West.

“I asked my friend Dewey,” said Robin Grevence Sunday afternoon. “I said what is that? And he said it’s a tornado, Robin. Get in your trailer."

Water's destroyed several homes in the Hayman burn scar. Highways have washed out completely in some areas. Others just become rivers in the constant rain.

"No more rain. I'm done,” said Katie Mihelich. She’s had enough. She can’t say the same for her friends on the ACME flag football team who practice in the rain. For them it's just a taste of regular season.

"All year long for me,” said team captain Adam Pinon. “Most people would disagree, but this is my type of football weather."

Gary Zachman of Colorado Springs is simply resigned to it.

"You can't control mother-nature any better than you can control your wife," he said.

Six trees at a local nursery will eventually round out the lawn of his dreams, but right now they'll stay put. It's too wet to plant them.

"When [mother-nature’s] ready for them to go in, I'm sure the weather will be fine."

It's also too wet to move forward on some parts of COSMIX...the foundation can't withstand the water.

"Now we gotta get back in there and fix all that and pave again," said project spokesperson Bill Badger. Paving is now four days behind schedule, which will take crews about a week to catch up.

That is, if the weather takes a break long enough to let them.


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