New evacuations in Colorado Springs
New evacuations were ordered for parts of Colorado Springs Thursday.
Mandatory Evacuation Area A-1: Northern Boundary: North Gate and Old North Gate Road - Southern Boundary: Flying Horse Club Drive (to include homes south of Flying Horse Club Drive on Barossa Valley Road and Veneto Way)/Vine Cliff Heights/Equinox Drive/Serenity Peak Drive - Eastern Boundary: Highway 83 - Western Boundary: Voyager Parkway
Voluntary Evacuation Area A: West to I-25 and all areas north of Old Ranch Road within the City limits of Colorado Springs not included in Mandatory Evacuation Area A-1.
Be sure to take essential items—medicine, special foods, personal items, baby supplies, clothing, money, and valuable papers – but do not overload your vehicle. Families are encouraged to take only one vehicle to avoid congesting the evacuation routes. Secure your home before you leave. Be sure to check on any neighbors who may need assistance. Consider texting to communicate with family members instead of phone calls as cellular service may be interrupted due to high call volumes. Don’t text and drive.
Residents with no means of transportation or who are physically unable to evacuate on their own, should ask a neighbor to assist them or call the following number: (719) 444-7000.
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