Quantcast

Winter weather advisory issued in high country - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Winter weather advisory issued in high country

Posted: Updated:
COLORADO -

Snow, finally! The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning drivers that snow is expected in the high country into the early evening Saturday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the state's high country including the I-70 corridor, Central Mountains, Southwest San Juan Mountains beginning this afternoon and continuing through Sunday morning.

“We encourage the traveling public to keep an eye on this storm today,” urged CDOT’s Director of Highway Maintenance Kyle Lester. “While many residents and state visitors have headed up to our mountains and resorts to enjoy a day of skiing, we strongly advise them to watch the weather and think about getting back to their homes before the storm intensifies and creates treacherous driving conditions.” C

CDOT says snow accumulations are predicted to reach from five to ten inches at higher elevations. CDOT reminds motorists to be prepared for chain law enforcement and the possibility of safety closures, which are conducted when road conditions are unsafe. 

CDOT warns drivers to be aware of Traction Laws and Passenger Vehicle Chain Laws, for example if a car blocks the roadway, the driver could face a $650 fine. 

To stay informed on closures and developing weather travelers can sign up for travel alerts, monitor scheduled lane closures or follow CDOT on Twitter or Facebook. To see where the snow plows are in your area click here

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Caught on Cam: Gator vs Python

    Caught on Cam: Gator vs Python

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-01-16 20:21:06 GMT

    Florida golfers witness epic battle between alligator and huge python.

    Florida golfers witness epic battle between alligator and huge python.

  • Death of 3-year old girl considered homicide

    Death of 3-year old girl considered homicide

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-01-17 05:48:07 GMT
    Classmates of 3-year-old Bella Ritch were informed she died on Oct. 2.Classmates of 3-year-old Bella Ritch were informed she died on Oct. 2.

    The death of a 3-year old girl in Colorado Springs is being investigated as a homicide, Tuesday. Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Ensenada Drive on October 2, 2017 to investigate 3-year old Bella Ritch who had lost consciousness. After being transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

    The death of a 3-year old girl in Colorado Springs is being investigated as a homicide, Tuesday. Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Ensenada Drive on October 2, 2017 to investigate 3-year old Bella Ritch who had lost consciousness. After being transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

  • Free Radon test kits available

    Free Radon test kits available

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-01-17 14:56:41 GMT

    Radon is odorless and tasteless, so testing is the only way to know if you have elevated levels in your home. Southern Colorado has even higher radon potential because of the amount of granite in the soil. 

    Radon is odorless and tasteless, so testing is the only way to know if you have elevated levels in your home. Southern Colorado has even higher radon potential because of the amount of granite in the soil. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?