Flash flooding closes several roads in Pueblo County

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. -- Several roads were damaged and closed, and homes were threatened in the Beulah Valley southwest of Pueblo on Thursday after heavy rains led to flash flooding, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said.

One family from the Northcreek Road area was being evacuated, the sheriff's office said.

Roads that were closed because they were impassable included Northcreek Road from Central Avenue to the Pueblo/Custer County line; Siloam Road from Highway 78 to Highway 96; 3R Road at Crow Cutoff; Red Creek Springs Road west of Siloam Road.

Anyone above Red Mountain Youth Camp were able to get out if by taking Northcreek Road to Pueblo County Road 387 through Custer County.

Seven homes were being threatened, and fences and trees have been taken out after a Wednesday rainstorm.

A flood warning remains in effect for the area until 11:45 a.m.

Overflowing creeks and rivers washed over several roads and bridges.

The sheriff's office urged people in the Beulah area to not drive and to find higher ground if instructed by law enforcement.

There are no mandatory evacuations in place, but Beulah School (8734 School House Lane) has been set up as a reception center if people want to leave their homes.

No injuries have been reported but there has been reports of damage in the Beulah area, including a washed-out culvert in the 5400 block of Northcreek Road.

The sheriff's office said there were power and phone outages near Red Mountain Youth Camp. There is no estimate for when the power will be restored.

The flooding is being attributed to a burn scar from wildfires last year.