Good morning southern Colorado! It's August 12, 2019, and students in Pueblo District 70 are going back to school today. Here are the top five stories we're following this morning in southern Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) had one lane of NB I-25 closed for much of the morning commute Monday due to a construction delay. An unexpected equipment problem caused the delays. One lane of traffic will be open for commuters traveling to Castle Rock or Denver.
Police in Fountain on looking for Jason Aplin after he evaded police during a chase this weekend. Aplin should be considered armed and dangerous as he's wanted on several warrants for multiple felonies, including assault on a peace officer.
Today marks a weather pattern change for the state, with our monsoon flow being cut off and dry air moving in. Rain chances will be limited to the mountains today, with an isolated shower making it east of the front range in El Paso county. Temperatures will be up to 5 degrees above average this afternoon.
Pueblo Police are asking for people to keep an eye out for an orange or yellow truck with a "triangle symbol peanut" on the door after the shooting, which happened at Bridle Trail and Encino Road around 4:50 a.m. No additional suspect information available at this time. The officer said no one was hit, but there was property damage reported
Traffic will be temporarily shifted to the north side of W. Colorado Avenue from east of 32nd Street to 33rd Street from Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14 to give room to crews working to connect a storm sewer line on the south side of street. Once crews finish this utility work, they'll reduce the intersection of 32nd Street to two lanes to allow for paving and replacing the asphalt they removed. The storm sewer line will help the area better prepare for flood events. This is the final stretch of the Westside Avenue Action Plan, a project which started in January 2017.