Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:19 am
Rockslide closes US 24 in Manitou Springs, Colo.
The Associated Press
The rockslide closed a four-mile stretch of U.S. 24 Wednesday afternoon. El Paso County sheriff's officials say there was no immediate report of injuries.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter for people seeking higher ground.
The National Weather Service had issued flash flood warnings for areas scarred by the Waldo Canyon Fire last year and the Black Forest Fire this year, since soil and vegetation that normally would absorb rainfall there has been burned away.