COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A strong summer storm that walloped Colorado Springs forced authorities to rescue people from their stranded cars and move heaps of hail with snowplows.
More rain is possible Tuesday after the deluge Monday flooded roadways and left hail piled up on sidewalks. Eight people were rescued from their cars after they got stuck in the deep water, and hail swamped a basement apartment.
National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Peterson tells The Gazette of Colorado Springs that 2 to 3 inches of rain fell on some parts of the already soggy city. Most areas got between 1 and 2 inches Sunday, leaving the ground saturated before the latest storm hit.
An area near Peterson Air Force Base got just over 4 inches of rain between Sunday and Monday evening.