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5 Things You Need To Know - April 6, 2020

Governor Polis
Colorado data shows social distancing, stay-at-home order could save tens of thousands of lives
A heavenly Southern Colorado sunrise
With fares suspended, number of riders increase on local buses
CDOT
Posted at 6:02 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 08:03:01-04

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

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Governor Polis to address the state Monday night

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis plans to address the state on tonight at 6:30 p.m. News5 will carry the event on-air and on all of our online streaming platforms. At this time, there is no word on what the Governor will discuss during this address. News5 will immediately follow the governor's address with reaction from Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar.
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Colorado data reveals social distancing can save lives

Coronavirus deaths would have topped 33,000 in Colorado by June without any social distancing and the state would be in dire need for more than 10,000 more intensive care beds, according to data released by Gov. Jared Polis at a news conference Friday, as he explained the numbers behind why he issued a statewide stay-at-home order.
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Warm and windy conditions with Red Flag warnings

The forecast today involves gorgeous afternoon weather, but at the price of high fire danger. Red Flag warnings are in effect across the region this afternoon due to strong, gusty winds and very low humidity. Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s across the lower elevations. Overnight we'll keep clear skies with light winds and cool temperatures.
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With fares suspended, number of riders increase on local buses

On Thursday of this week, Mountain Metro asked everyone to enter buses using the rear doors and suspended bus fares to limit the amount of contact drivers have with riders. However, numbers show the amount of riders have actually started to increase, making one man who uses buses almost every day for work concerned for his health.
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CDOT announces lane construction on US 24

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin road construction today and extending into fall 2020 on US Highway 24 between McKenze Lane and Bradshaw Road west of Peyton to construct passing lanes in both directions. Drivers should expect traffic shifts, intermittent flagging, a reduced work zone speed limit and width restrictions during the project.
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