Bitter cold temperatures and several inches of snow are creating slick conditions on the roads for this President’s Day.
Many schools are not in session for the holiday. However, several schools that are in session have delayed the start of classes.
This is the first of two snow bands that will impact the area. More snow is expected to move in tonight, which will add several inches of snow to existing totals.
Both Colorado Springs and Fountain are on accident alert status
Full list of closures and delays:
- Fountain Valley School: 10 a.m. start
- Huerfano Re-1: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
- La Veta Sch. Dist. RE-2: Closed
- Pima Medical Institute: 2 Hours Late
- Pueblo City Schools District 60: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
- Pueblo Dist. 70: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
- Trinidad School Dist. 1: 2-hour delay
- UCCS: Campus offices, classes and activities help prior to 10 a.m. have been canceled. Normal operations resume at 10 a.m. Essential services personnel need to report to work
- VITA tax program in Pueblo: Delayed until 11 a.m.
- YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region: The Colorado Springs Senior Center is closed.
- Schriever AFB: Road conditions are yellow
- US Air Force Academy: Closed to visitors except DOD affiliated and Hockey Tournament attendees.
Conditions have improved considerably along the major highways and routes in southern Colorado. I-25 is mostly clear from Denver to the New Mexico state line. Highway 24 and Highway 50 are mostly clear through the area. Slick spots are still possible due to cold temperatures that are sticking around, but the sun has really helped crews tackle the worst roads.