Flood warning can close Ute Pass
Responding to major flooding this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will now close Highway 24 through Ute Pass if a Flash Flood Warning is issued or more than a quarter-inch of rain is detected in the burn-area rain gauges.
State maintenance crews have also begun 24/7 patrols between Manitou Springs and Cascade, a CDOT press release states.
This procedure will last until Oct. 1, the release adds.
From a press release