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UPDATE: Flash flood warning expires, highway 24 reopens

May 23 storm - 10 p.m. live coverage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Weather Service says the worst of Friday night's storm has now cleared out of the Pikes Peak Region.

Highway 24 remains closed.

Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, hail and gusty winds to a wide swath of southern Colorado Friday evening (5/23/14).

Flash flooding did occur in Manitou Springs, but no major damage has been reported.


11:29 p.m. - Highway 24 reopened.

11:12 p.m. - The flash flood warning will expire at 11:15 p.m. 

10:43 p.m. - The flash flood warning remains in effect until 11:15 p.m. Highway 24 remains closed.

9:33 p.m. - Radar shows additional heavy thunderstorms moving into the Colorado Springs metro area. 

9:25 p.m. - The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Manitou Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave.

9:20 p.m. - Flooding is occurring in Manitou Springs, including near the Stagecoach Inn. Storms remain in the area. More flooding likely.

8:44 p.m. - Carl Winder says Fountain Creek is running higher than normal in Manitou Springs and people are rushing to get to safety.

Track the storms with My HD Doppler on KRDO.com.

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