Flash flood warning short lived; U.S. 24 west of Colorado Springs opened

July 8, 2014 Updated: July 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm

U.S. 24 was closed briefly between Cave of the Winds and Cascade due to a flash flooding warning in the area, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The highway reopened about 5 p.m. -- just in time for rush hour. Storm warnings for Teller and El Paso counties were cancelled just before 5 p.m. The warning had been set to expire at 6 p.m.

Heavy rain was reported in Woodland Park.

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