Manitou Springs Breaks Out Shovels & Mops Day After Flash Flooding

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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Nearly 24 hours after torrential rain caused flash flooding in Manitou Springs, the town spent Tuesday cleaning up.

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Tammy Leonard captured the raging water flowing right into town causing a muddy mess a day later.

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On top of muddy water, the town was hit with mounds of hail.

Employees at stores like Patsy’s Candies broke out the shovels and mops.

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“Since we have so many people out here, I mean, it’s going fairly quick, but at the same time, it is a process just because there’s so much to do. I don’t think anybody is really open today either because we’re just trying to get it back,” said Cohl Niksanen.

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The city has engineers assessing damage to bridges and other infrastructure.

denver.cbslocal.com

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