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3 years 1 month ago

Skyway Elementary evacuated

Skyway Elementary in Colorado Springs has been evacuated as a precaution because of a natural gas leak near the school. Parents say they were notified through RSS feed, email and text alert. "They do a great job. I'm never really worried about him." Phyllis Caunt said as she...

3 years 11 months ago

12 Homes still under evacuation

There are 12 homes still under evacuation in Monument due to the earlier chemical leak. 10 of the homes are on Park Trail Drive. One is on Shoshone Valley Rd. and another on Elk Valley Rd. These homes are all closest to the railroad tracks. News First 5...

3 years 11 months ago

D-38 Schools in session tomorrow

The hazardous materials clean-up is on track right now in Monument so school leaders in District 38 say schools will be in session tomorrow. If that changes we'll update you here and on News First 5.

3 years 11 months ago

Berm set up to catch fuel

A berm has now been set up near a tanker truck that is leaking fuel in Park County. The tanker truck is now reported to be carrying around 7,000 gallons of fuel. This happened a couple of miles from the town of Jefferson on County Road 77. There...

4 years 1 month ago

Crime scene photo leaked by prison staff member

On Saturday evening just before midnight, chaos broke out at the Sterling Correctional Facility. Inmate Cleveland Flood was assaulted by at least one other inmate. "He subsequently died and our staff found him," explains Katherine Sanguinetti, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Since then a graphic photo from...

4 years 2 months ago

Natural gas leak in Fountain

Firefighters are on the scene of a gas line leak in Fountain. A natural gas line was cut this morning at Link Road and Circle C Road. The gas line is four inches in diameter. Link Road is closed from Lazy W Road to Ermel Road.

4 years 7 months ago

Water tank fails southwest of Pueblo

The liner in a large water tank southwest of Pueblo apparently failed Thursday afternoon, causing the release of about three million gallons of water. The tank is owned and operated by the Pueblo Board of Water Works. There are two tanks just southwest of the city, south of Highway...

4 years 7 months ago

BP to begin forcing cement down well

BP officials say they plan to begin forcing cement down the blown-out Gulf oil well today. The announcement came last night shortly after their plan was approved by the federal official in charge of the oil spill. The company plans to shove cement down from pipes attached to ships...

4 years 8 months ago

Spill could be contained soon?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It could be a different situation at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico a few days from now. Crews will be replacing a leaky containment cap on the blown-out well, and a ship that is supposed to collect oil from a different part of the...

4 years 9 months ago

Fishing waters reopened in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 8,000 square miles of closed fishing waters have been reopened in the Gulf of Mexico because no oil has been observed there. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said the most significant opening is an area south of Mississippi, which was...

4 years 9 months ago

Stuck saw freed from leaking pipe

BP has freed a diamond-tipped saw that had become stuck underwater in the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil spill, and the company is still working on a way to slice through the pipe. BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said Wednesday afternoon that the company is working out...

4 years 9 months ago

Oil approaches Florida coast

An oil sheen has been confirmed about nine miles off the Florida coast, and officials are saying it could hit the white sands of Pensacola Beach as soon as tomorrow. Escambia County officials have started putting out boom and making other plans for the arrival of the oil. Crude...

4 years 10 months ago

Icy crystals foil attempt to cap oil leak

A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches. ...

4 years 11 months ago

Oil oozes toward Gulf Coast

Oil from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico is oozing slowly toward the coast, endangering sensitive marshes and beaches from Louisiana east to Florida. The areas are home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds and tourist playlands. They could be fouled later this week if...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Car hits gas meter in Palmer Lake

A car knocked over a gas meter in Palmer Lake around 6:30 Monday morning, triggering a tense hour for area residents. A vehicle apparently slid on ice and hit the natural gas meter, causing a leak at Glen and Hillside. The meter spewed natural gas for about an hour...

5 years 1 month ago

Odd smell forces Pueblo evacuations

The Pueblo Senior Resource Development Agency was evacuated briefly Friday afternoon when people inside began smelling something they thought was a natural gas leak. But the smell was apparently being pulled in from outside by heating equipment. Fire Department crews as well as workers from Xcel Energy tried to...

5 years 2 months ago

HIghway 50 reopens

A possible Hazmat situation in eastern Pueblo County is over. State Patrol says they found no Hazardous materials at the scene at Highway 50 near Boone. The road was closed in both directions for three hours No one has been injured.

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