South Colo. getting more rain than it can handle

PUEBLO — After a dry summer, southern Colorado is getting more moisture than it can handle.

Nearly 2 inches of rain fell in about four hours in Pueblo Wednesday night, closing portions of Interstate 25 through the city. A stretch of U.S. 50 west of Rocky Ford was also temporarily closed due to heavy rain and flooding from the storm.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that lightning set bales of hay on fire north of the city. The fire was allowed to burn because fire trucks couldn’t reach it in the mud.

Some farms in the area have gotten around 5 inches of rain in the past week.

Heavy rain also fell on the farms and ranches in the state’s southeastern corner, which has been hardest hit by the drought.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Subscribe to print edition
Sign in to your account

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy