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  • Wildfire drill for Upper Skyway residents this Saturday

    Thu, May 16, 2013 by Ryan Handy with no comments

    Residents of the southwestern Colorado Springs Upper Skyway neighborhood will be participating in a wildfire drill on Saturday morning.

    Here’s the schedule for the drill:

    • 8:45 a.m. : Door-to-door evacuation notifications.
    • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Actual evacuations.
    • 10 a. m. : Discussion with residents, Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments about the drill.

    If you can, avoid Cresta Road during the evacuation. For more information about how to prepare to evacuate–what to take, where to go, etc.–check out the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office “Ready, Set, Go!” page.

    And don’t forget that Saturday is also a free sandbag pick up day for residents impacted by the Waldo Canyon fire. You can pick up free, filled sandbags at 30th Street and Garden of the Gods Road, at the Verizon building parking lot.  Pick-up is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., or until supplies last.