Rain Hammers Parts of Southern Colorado

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

A flood warning for El Paso County expired Sunday night.

The heavy rain across parts of Southern Colorado caused some trouble.

Sunday there was thunder, lightning and one Springs resident said he saw hail too.

"It's been lightning and thundering," said youngster Robbie Schwartz.

"Lot of big puddles," said youngster Garrett Schwartz.

"It's a lot of fun playing in the mud," said Schwartz who spent the day with his brother and dad at a Colorado Springs bike park.

"The rain is good for us. It's keeping the fire dangers at a low," said Colorado Springs resident Myron Schwartz.

The heavy rain, at one point on Sunday, came down quick and filled up intersections fast putting some drivers in slow mode.

Colorado Springs Utilities said they even got hit with some power outages which they say may have been caused by the downpour.

Hundreds of customers had to go without electricity for a few hours on Sunday.

Guests who spent their Sunday at Territory Days Festival in Old Colorado City had a bit of a standstill of their own. "It was kind of horrible to come down here and see all the vendors and then they were all closed," said Colorado Springs resident Krysta Gatliff.

The vendors closed for a short period of time until the rain let up. That didn't bother Gatliff who stayed for festivities despite the rain. "I didn't want to miss it," said Gatliff.

Monday is the last day of Territory Days. If you're planning on going you may want to bring an umbrella.

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
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 45969417 - kktv.com/a?a=45969417
Gray Television, Inc.