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Manitou Springs flash flood destroys 3 buildings, damages 10 others

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A thunderstorm moved over the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar Monday, causing flash flooding in parts of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs.

Some streets in Manitou Springs were coated in a layer of mud. Canon Avenue is currently closed.

The Manitou Springs Public Information Officer says 3 buildings were destroyed by the flooding and 10 others were damaged at the north end of Canon Avenue. 11 vehicles were also damaged. No one was hurt.

Much of the damage happened along Canon Avenue, according to Manitou Springs police.

Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue are now open.

Westbound Highway 24 is now open.

The Manitou Springs Police Department says some gas lines were broken.

Colorado Springs Utilities helped to repair a 1-inch gas line that broke during the flash flood.

163 people were evacuated from the Fountain RV park near 31st and Cimarron on the west side of Colorado Springs.

Manitou Springs also says people living on Canon Avenue and Park Avenue were asked to evacuate, but allowed back home Monday night.

The Red Cross had opened two shelters for evacuees, but both were closed Monday night.

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