More evacuated streets to re-open at 5 p.m. today – July 5

On July 5th at 5:00 PM, Colorado Springs Utilities in coordination with the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and the Colorado Spring Police Department will lift mandatory evacuations for another 126 homes that are currently in the mandatory evacuation area.

All Mountain Shadows residents who reside on the following streets may return home today, July 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM. (See map. Shaded areas are still under mandatory evacuation.)
· Alabaster Way
· Aubrey Way
· Brograns Bluff Dr (west of Rossmere St)
· Flying W Ranch Rd
· Lanagan St
· Linger Way
· Rossmere St
· Sandray Ct
· Sceptor Way
· Talleson Ct
· Trevor Ln
· Wilson Rd (west of Rossmere St)

The area still has considerable risk, with certain areas considered unsafe. Colorado Springs Utilities continues to work to test and repair the gas lines in the remaining evacuated areas. Once considered safe, the mandatory evacuation orders will be lifted for the remaining homes.

Residents are advised to prepare for flash flooding in burn areas by staying alert to flash flood watches and warnings and avoiding low-lying areas and places that are known to flood. Residents should not cross streaming water.

Additional reminders:

§ For fire-related information and services, call the Disaster Recovery Center at 444-8300 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) or Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 Information & Referral to access services for non-emergency needs at (719) 955-0742 (24 hours a day, 7 days week).
§ The El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center is providing access to services such as health, regional building, grief counseling, insurance, etc. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at 105 N. Spruce Street.

 

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