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.
What a mess! More than 62,000 gallons of wastewater sludge washed into Sand Creek.
The overflow started when a valve was accidentally left open on a sludge line near Las Vegas and Wabash Streets.
Colorado Springs Utilities says the wastewater had been partially treated before it spilled into a drainage ditch and into the creek.
Officials suspect the valve was open for eight hours. Cleanup is still underway since the leak was discovered around 8:30 Saturday morning.
People living near Sand or Fountain Creeks between Colorado Springs and Pueblo or near the Arkansas River east of Pueblo are asked to stay away from the creeks.