I-70, U.S. 6 Reopen After Flash Flooding Causes Mudslides
PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) - As of midnight Saturday morning, Colorado Department of Transportation officials say both I-70 and U.S. 6 are open after flash flooding caused mudslides on both thoroughfares. Three-mile stretches of both highways experienced massive backups west of Parachute due to the flooding. On Thursday, torrential rain stranded some drivers in the Colorado Springs area, but the flood-damaged city of Manitou Springs escaped without significant flooding. The heaviest of Thursday's rain fell upstream from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fire burn areas, preventing mudslides in Manitou Springs. Southwest of Denver, snowplows were on the streets to move hail Thursday.