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Mudslide closes Hwy. 24 west of Colorado Springs

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A mudslide forced the closure of Hwy. 24. (Photo: CSP)

A mudslide forced the closure of Hwy. 24. (Photo: CSP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado State Patrol closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs after a mudslide Saturday.

The closure impacts the highway between Cascade and Cave of the Winds, reported KRDO-TV.

Heavy rain fell on the area just after noon. The National Weather Service said rain gages in the upper Waldo Canyon were at half an inch.

A flash flood warning was issued for the area until 5 p.m.