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5 Things You Need To Know - December 14, 2020

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 08:18:33-05

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

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COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Sunday from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first shots expected to be given in the coming week to health care workers and at nursing homes.
COVID-19 pandemic increases disparity in broadband, technology between rural and urban communities

As more schools across southern Colorado move to remote learning in response to rising COVID-19 numbers, the pandemic is increasing the disparity in broadband and technology between rural and urban communities.
Restaurant owners say outdoor heaters are 'beginning to add up'
It's been a little over two weeks since the indoor dining restrictions were enforced in El Paso County and restaurant owners are trying to adapt by expanding outdoor dining areas. They tell News5 they have had to actually dip into their own pockets these last few weeks for propane tanks that keep their customers who dine outside comfortable.
Pueblo restaurants get new patios to help attract customers this winter

Driving down Union street, noticeably new attractions line the sidewalks. Papa Jose's and Tsunami Sushi Bar are two of the first restaurants in Pueblo to have their new patios, furniture, and outdoor heaters installed. The city of Pueblo is funding these new additions hoping to keep local restaurants afloat during the pandemic.

Cold & dry today with blowing snow showers overnight

Light snow is on the way tonight, and we'll be cloudy and cold before it arrives! A thick cloud deck should develop today and that will help keep temperatures at or below 40 degrees for most of the region.

Snow will start falling tonight and should finish in the southeast plains through Tuesday morning. We should see the heaviest accumulations in and around the Wet and Sangre De Cristo mountains, as well as a few slick spots south and east of Pueblo. Remember, even an inch of snow can make the roads slick and icy, so drive slow and leave early for tomorrow morning's commute.
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