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CDOT prepares for possible snow, ice and slush conditions this evening

Posted: 12:43 PM, Apr 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-20 14:43:49-04

We’ve been talking all week about fire danger and now switching gears preparing for the potential of winter weather later today and overnight.

News 5’s Bill Folsom stopped in at CDOT in Colorado Springs for a look at all of the trucks hooked up to plows, prepped with de-icer and loaded with sand.

Expect a mix of rain, slush and snow. That’s what the forecast is calling for depending on elevations across Southern Colorado.

CDOT will start with a modified call-out of crews as they start getting condition reports.

Our First Alert 5 Weather Team is calling for heavy, wet snow up in Teller County, a mix of snow and rain around Monument HIll, and rain across Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

In Colorado Springs that rain could turn to ice this evening as the temperatures dip.

So prepare for slushy conditions possible during the late afternoon commute. 

As for El Paso County, all the road graders sent down to the southeastern portion of the county for the 117 Fire effort are already returning in case they’re needed.

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