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5 Things You Need To Know - January 25, 2021

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 08:31:21-05

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

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Hazardous Commute: Overnight snow has left roads snow-covered and slick!

A snowstorm moved into southern Colorado overnight and continues to dump light to moderate snow through the region. Most of the major roadways like I-25 or Highway 50, are completely covered in snow.

Temperatures were cold enough overnight that there could be areas of ice under the snow, especially if you were above freezing during the day Sunday.
More snow on the way tonight and Tuesday

Snow fell across the state overnight and most roadways that weren't hit by snowplows will have snow on them through the morning commute.

The heaviest morning snow will keep falling east of I-25 with occasional early to mid-morning snow bands of 1-2 inches per hour. The winds will gust into the 20 mph range, so any morning drive out east should be taken with extreme care.
Long-awaited murder trial to begin in the case of Kelsie Schelling's disappearance

Donthe Lucas, the man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old Kelsie Schelling, is going to trial. Schelling disappeared after driving from Denver to Pueblo to see Lucas on February 4, 2013. The case has already been delayed several times since Lucas was arrested in 2017. On Thursday while in court, it seemed like there was a chance the trial would once again be postponed. The defense team spoke about introducing a new suspect to the case, and the judge decided to schedule another hearing on Friday to further discuss this evidence.

Jury selection will proceed as planned today. It is not open to the public or press, and could take a week or more to complete. Those with the Colorado Judicial Department said it will be a 12 person jury, with potentially two alternates.
House to transfer Trump's article of impeachment to Senate on Monday ahead of trial

On Monday evening — for the second time in just over a year — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send an article of impeachment against now-former President Donald Trump over to the Senate, marking the formal start of a trial in the Senate.

Pelosi and other top Democrats in the House will walk one article of impeachment through the halls of the U.S. Capitol — the same halls that were filled with violent Trump supporters just weeks ago — and deliver them to their colleagues in the Senate.
Mahomes, Chiefs return set to defend Super Bowl title

The Kansas City Chiefs have defended their AFC title after dispatching the Buffalo Bills on Sunday by a 38-24 margin. The Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7. Kansas City will attempt to be the first team to successfully defend a Super Bowl title in 16 years.

The last quarterback who won back-to-back Super Bowl titles? Tom Brady with the 2003 and 2004 New England Patriots, who is now with the Buccaneers.
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