- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a powerful storm that is causing flooding in the Colorado Springs area (all times local):

7 p.m.

Colorado Springs has dispatched snow plows to clean up after a powerful storm dumped heavy hail across the city.

City spokeswoman Kim Melchor tells The Gazette she does not know how many plows were sent out, but crews are “pretty busy” after Monday afternoon’s storm.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for southeastern El Paso County and northeastern Pueblo County after 2 inches of rain fell in the area.

More rain is expected Monday evening, and small creeks and low-lying areas could flood. The affected areas are mostly rural.


2:40 p.m.

Heavy rain is causing flooding in and around Colorado Springs.

The National Weather Service says a thunderstorm dropped up to two inches of rain in the city Monday afternoon before weakening. The runoff is expected to cause flooding of small creeks and streams.

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