1 dead from flooding in Colorado Springs, Highway 24 closed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Highway 24 is now closed in both directions between Manitou Springs and Cascade, because of a flash flood warning. 

CDOT closes the highway that connects Colorado Springs to Woodland Park whenever a flash flood warning is issued because the potential of flooding from the Waldo Canyon burn scar.

Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs was raging on Thursday evening. Flood sirens went off in Manitou Springs at about 5 p.m., warning of the rising creek.

So far, one person has died from flooding in Colorado Springs -- a man  who was pulled from Fountain Creek near downtown Colorado Springs early Thursday morning.

The body of 54-year-old Danny Davis was found by a Colorado Springs K-9 officer who was checking the Fountain Creek area at about 4:20 a.m.

Colorado Springs Police and Fire officials have asked that residents stay home Thursday night,  if at all possible.

Rainfall totals over Colorado Springs measured up to 4.65 inches and between 3  and 5  inches over the west side of the city. A rain gauge by Cheyenne Creek measured slightly more than 5 inches, while the east side Colorado Springs received far less precipitation.

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