A slow moving storm parked itself in the vicinity of Colorado Springs and the town of Manitou Springs, Colo. Monday, unloading accumulating hail and torrential rain that flooded some areas.
On the west side of Colorado Springs, dramatic video shows cars floating down flooded streets while the adjacent grass is hail-covered:
BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: This is video from just a short time ago on Stoneridge Drive off of Flying W Ranch Road on the west side of Colorado Springs. Thanks to Ryan Halla for sharing this video.kktv.com/weather
Posted by KKTV 11 News on Monday, August 10, 2015
Up to several inches of hail accumulated in some areas, which could’ve easily been mistaken for snow, forcing the removal by heavy equipment, ABC7 Denver reported.
In Manitou Springs, known for being ranked among the best U.S. cities for hippies, the flood was made worse as one of the floodways, set up to catch storm debris, failed. The floodways were made necessary following the 2012 Waldo Canyon fires, that left burn scars which have become clear passageways for storm water and debris.
“Mud and water turned Canon Avenue into a river, closing streets in the center of town for most of the evening,” 9News reported. “Business owners were still cleaning up as of Monday night.”
ABC7 Denver said up to two inches of rain fell in just 45 minutes in some areas.