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5 Things You Need To Know - February 16, 2021

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Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 08:45:01-05

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

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Warmer than Monday with two rounds of snow tonight and Wednesday

Arctic air overnight kept most areas east of I-25 in the negatives, and we won't get a whole lot warmer later in the afternoon. We'll start off dry, but light snow is expected this evening along the interstate and west into the mountains. Heavier snow is likely on Wednesday, but even the light snow tonight could lead to a few slick spots.
Colorado Springs police lift shelter-in-place in Briargate area following barricaded suspect situation

Residents in the Briargate area were notified early Tuesday morning of police activity related to a barricaded suspect, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department. The department posted a notification just before 3 a.m. that residents in the area of 2400 Linenhall Court were asked to stay indoors and away from windows. Around 6:20 a.m., the department lifted the shelter in place. The situation surrounding the incident is still unknown and we are working to learn more from police.
Pueblo Police Department joins initiative to "prevent misconduct"

The Pueblo Police Department is joining part of a nationwide initiative to "reduce mistakes" among police task forces, right in the middle of Black History Month.

The Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project originated at Georgetown University Law as part of their Innovative Policing Program. A total of 70 law enforcement agencies across the county are now part of the initiative, and the PPD was chosen as one of three in Colorado to take part in the program.
WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

The move should allow the U.N. health agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic. The WHO said it was authorizing the AstraZeneca vaccines made by the Serum Institute of India and South Korea’s AstraZeneca-SKBio.
After deadly weekend in the backcountry, CAIC warns of worsening conditions

Avalanche conditions are already dangerous across much of Colorado's mountains and will only become more treacherous Monday night and Tuesday

After a weekend that ended in two backcountry avalanche-related deaths — one in Clear Creek County and one near Rollins Pass — the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) said conditions will become more perilous in the Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa, and North San Juan zones as an incoming storm moves in late Monday and Tuesday.

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