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5 Things to Know for Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Posted at 4:59 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 07:52:17-05

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.

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Brutal cold forces school delays

With wind chills in the negatives across the region, some school districts have made the decision to delay the start of classes today to keep students out of dangerous conditions. Falcon D49, Pueblo County D70, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, and Pikes Peak Expeditionary Learning are starting two hours later. With wind chills below zero remember to bundle up well and not leave any exposed skin to the elements. Click here for your full forecast and latest conditions.

Impeachment vote this week

With the full US House of Representatives set to vote this week on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump, local representatives are letting their planned votes be known. As of Tuesday morning, all House Democrats from Colorado plan to vote in favor of impeachment while all House Republicans plan to vote against.

Schools adding time due to snow days

With so many banked snow days already used by local schools, one district is extending days. Academy D20 students will now stay on classrooms an extra 10 minutes a day to meet the required contact time called for by federal regulations. Some districts already plan for this eventuality by providing e-learning opportunities for students to complete work at home when they inclement weather impacts schedules.

DIA travelers may have been exposed to measles after 3 new cases reported in Colorado

Three unvaccinated children who are visiting Colorado tested positive for measles after traveling to a country with an ongoing measles outbreak, according to a Tri-County Health Department news release on Monday. The children flew into Denver International Airport with their family Wednesday then showed up at Children's Hospital in Aurora.

Tornadoes hit the Deep South

More than two dozen tornadoes touched down in parts of the Deep South on Monday, killing at least three people. mMost the tornadoes were reported in Mississippi, with several striking Louisiana, the National Weather Service said. The deaths occurred in Louisiana and Alabama, officials said.