Locally heavy rain will remain possible overnight, with any showers and storms. Areas likely to see additional heavy rain will likely be east of I-25 and along HWY 50 from Canon City eastward. Remember, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
Foresters have begun burning 180,000 piles of trees in an effort to protect homes following a devastating wildfire season in Colorado last year.
The U.S. Forest Service is planning to burn 30 percent of the wood piles this winter. Foresters are waiting for more moisture to destroy the rest.
The trees have been collected because more firefighters are needed on standby if the wood is not piled up.
More than 600 homes were destroyed by wildfires in Colorado last year, and at least five people were killed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus