Flash flooding in west Colorado Springs, Stratmoor Hills, Broadmoor area


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A flash flood warning had been issued for the west side of Colorado Springs by the National Weather Service.

NWS reporting, Fountain Creek rose four feet in a 20-minute time period.

Pikes Peak ARES says it only takes an inch or so of water to stall a car.

Never drive through moving water or areas where you can’t tell how deep the water is, even with 4WD/AWD truck/SUVs.

Most cars can be floated by 18 inches. When you get stuck, you put other lives at risk, according to Pikes Peak ARES.

The Broadmoor neighboorhood also seeing a significant amount of hail.

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