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5 Things You Need To Know - December 29, 2020

Manitou Springs Snow
Many still waiting for Christmas gifts ordered weeks ago
Stimulus check
Posted at 6:27 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 08:27:42-05

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

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Snow and ice on the roadways this morning

Snow fell across southern Colorado last night, and now we have to deal with slick and icy roads. Another issue is the dense fog forming through the region, making visibility less than a mile in many cases. For the most part, the snow has stopped across the region other than leftover flurries and snow showers across the mountains. The slickest drives without a doubt will be at elevations over 7,000 feet in Fremont, Custer, and Huerfano counties, as well as mountain passes to our west.
Salvation Army of Pueblo short of year-end goal, seeking donations

The Salvation Army in Pueblo needs your help. The organization is short $40,000 of its yearly goal as it had to expand its budget to $115,000 due to an increase in people wanting services, partly due to the impacts of COVID-19.
More light snow and flurries behind an afternoon cold front

Overnight and early morning snow left us with a mess across southern Colorado. Most of the major roadways are covered with packed snow, and in many cases there is ice underneath. Early morning snow will dwindle into a dry day. Fog will be very thick across the plains today, especially for areas along and east of I-25. Visibility could be less than a quarter of a mile in many areas.
Many still waiting for Christmas gifts ordered weeks ago

Even though Christmas is over, for many people who ordered gifts, Christmas is still on hold. As millions of Americans turned to online shopping during the pandemic for everyday necessities and again for holiday shopping, some Christmas gifts did not arrive in time as U.S. Postal Service offices struggled to keep up with delivery demands.
House approves increasing direct payment stimulus checks Monday

Now that President Donald Trump has signed a government spending bill that includes $900 billion for COVID-19 relief, members of the House of Representatives voted on a standalone measure Monday to increase the amount Americans get in direct payments as part of that package.

The bill passed with wide Democratic support.The relief package, which took months to negotiate, includes up to $600 in direct payments to individuals.
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