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Feb 2, 2012 1:00 PM by Paul Kavanaugh

CDOT gears up for storm

CDOT is gearing up for the impending storm, scheduled to hit the Pikes Peak region later this afternoon and continue through Friday.

CDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to begin snow-shift in El Paso, Teller and Park counties at 4 p.m. today, according to spokesman Bob Wilson.

Snow shift denotes a 12-hour on/12-hour off work time. Approximately 35 plow, liquid de-icing and sand trucks will be treating all state highways when the storm hits - now predicted to be this afternoon - in the Pikes Peak Region. Blizzard conditions are expected in the Monument Hill area and points north and east.

Travel is expected to be difficult so please be prepared. Because of the amount of snow and high winds, visibility is expected to be minimal so highway closures are possible tonight and tomorrow for areas east from the Springs to the Kansas state line.

Click on the Traffic tab for the latest CDOT road conditions, Interactive Traffic Incident Map and live looks from the traffic cams.

We'll have frequent updates as the storm progresses on KOAA 5.

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