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Colorado Springs now on accident alert status

Posted at 6:57 AM, Jan 11, 2019

EL PASO COUNTY – At least 6 inches of snow is expected to fall over parts of northern El Paso County and into Teller County Thursday, making roads slick in the area.

Colorado Springs is now on accident alert status, which means that if you were involved in a minor crash, drugs and alcohol are not factors, and no one was hurt, exchange information with the other party involved and continue on your way.

There have been numerous accidents reported around the Colorado Springs area today.

The City of Colorado Springs tweeted that plows are primarily targeting the north and west parts of the city. The city also said it is preparing for a full call-out Friday night into Saturday morning to keep roads clear.

The worst conditions will be north of Colorado Springs in the Monument and Woodland Park areas. Conditions across the entire area are expected to get worse for the evening commute.

RELATED: Weather Alert Friday Forecast

Here are the road conditions for our area (Last update at 11:35 a.m.)

I-25: I-25 is wet and slushy from Colorado Springs to Denver. As the day wears on and the temperature drops, this stretch could get very treacherous. Colorado Springs to Pueblo will be mostly clear and wet. From Pueblo to the New Mexico border, conditions will begin getting dangerous near the Pueblo/Huerfano county line.

Highway 24: Crews have cleared most of the snow from Highway 24 following a slick morning commute. The road is mostly wet, but the snow continues to fall around Woodland Park. News5 viewer Garrett Johannes measured 5 inches in Woodland Park. More snow is expected throughout the day.

Highway 115: Highway 115 is mostly wet from Colorado Springs to Penrose. However, CDOT reported slick conditions on the road from G Street and County Road F45 north of Penrose.

Highway 67: Conditions have greatly improved on Highway 67 from Divide to Cripple Creek. Plow crews have made progress and it is mostly clear. The chain law is in effect from Woodland Park to Deckers for commercial vehicles due to slick conditions.

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