Severe storms drop large hail across Colorado Springs area

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Severe thunderstorms are moving through the Pikes Peak region Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a severe thunderstorm warning which had been issued Colorado Springs and areas.

The NWS had reported earlier that large swaths of eastern Colorado were under a thunderstorm watch. 

According to viewer reports, some of the largest hail and heaviest damage has been in western Colorado Springs and in the towns of Fountain and Security. 

Colorado Springs police are reporting that at least eight people have been injured at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from the storm. Read more here. 

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Flash Flood Warning

A flash flood warning was issued around 3:30 p.m. going until 6:30 p.m. for areas of west-central El Paso County. 

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Road Closures

Highway 24 was closed in both directions at the Pikes Peak Highway exit for about an hour. The closure was due to heavy rain and debris in the roadway, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The debris was cleaned up and the highway reopened around 3:15 p.m.

Power Outages

According to Colorado Springs Utilities, more than 1,900 customers have lost power just east of Highway 25 between Pulpit Rock Park and Briargate. The outage started around 3:10 p.m. and is estimated to be fixed by 7:30 p.m. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX21 News for the latest. 

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