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Another round of arctic air and snow hits southern Colorado

Posted at 9:10 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 00:10:03-05

SOUTHERN COLORADO – With more snow expected Monday night into Tuesday morning and temperatures dropping, there’s the potential for some dangerous conditions in the Pikes Peak region.

On Monday, Colorado Springs and Fountain were on Accident Alert status.

Driver Bobby Adkins said, “Mostly it’s cold. That wind coming out of there has got some bite to it.”

On Monday, Adkins made the long drive from Colorado Springs to the Walsenburg area and back.

“Very cold, more wind up there.”

In conditions like these he’s trying to stay prepared.

“You should have water and an emergency blanket, and warning triangles, and make sure you have plenty of fuel.”

On Monday evening, Sierra Cardenas had just landed at the Colorado Springs Airport and was driving back to Pueblo.

Cardenas said, “I was just glad my plane wasn’t delayed and everything went okay there.”

With her wheels back on the ground she said, “It’s been slick.”

She’s not taking any chances and she’s encouraging others to do the same.

“I think it’s just taking it slow. Better to be there safe in one piece then try to take a risk and be there quick…stay warm and stay safe out there, and remember there’s other people’s lives in your hands too when you’re on the roads.”

Local law enforcement is also asking drivers to be patient and careful on the road and if possible just stay home.