Snow, finally! Precipitation was expected in the forecast today, but the rain has turned into snow in some parts of Southern Colorado.
According to the National Weather Service, the wet snow is over the Palmer Divide near Monument. Snow is also falling along US 24 up Ute Pass towards Woodland Park.
Our News 5's Lena Howland is amidst the falling flakes in Woodland Park.
Drivers are advised to be prepared for wet, snow covered roads across northern El Paso County tonight.
The rain has changed to wet snow over the Palmer Divide near Monument. Be prepared for wet, slushy and snow covered roads across northern El Paso County this evening. These images along I-25 over the Palmer Divide courtesy of @ColoradoDOT about 6:15 PM. #cowx pic.twitter.com/tfsf1nyZkX— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) January 11, 2018
The National Weather Service says a cold front is moving across the southeast plains, with rain and snow continuing to develop. We will continue to follow any weather changes, and update this story accordingly.
Colorado Springs Police have set up a large perimeter for an active shooter situation in the area near the intersection of Union Blvd. and Vickers Drive.
Colorado Springs Police said they are still looking a man suspected of firing shots at officers Friday afternoon.
In the event of a government shutdown, a surprisingly large number of federal employees will still go to work. For example, letter carriers will still deliver the mail and TSA agents will still be at the airport to screen passengers before boarding planes.
Around 8:30 Friday morning, a "massive crash" on northbound I-25 caused closures near Happy Canyon. CSP Castle Rock reported that the crash involved six vehicles, one of which was a semi truck.