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5 Things You Need To Know - March 13, 2020

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State basketball tournament canceled
Posted at 5:46 AM, Mar 13, 2020

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

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Pueblo leaders, Department of Health hold community meeting on COVID-19

The Pueblo Department of Public Health held a meeting with community leaders to discuss planning efforts for COVID-19. The goal was to answer any questions the public may have on what Pueblo is doing to prepare for the virus. Right now, there are no confirmed cases in Pueblo. You can watch the full meeting by clicking the link.
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Unprecedented school closure due to coronavirus concerns

All public school districts in El Paso and Teller Counties will begin Spring Break early, starting March 16 and lasting until March 27. It means around 110,000 students will not be in school starting Monday. Five different districts came together on Thursday evening to make the announcement.
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Snow showers moving in throughout the morning

Snow will increase through the morning hours, especially between about 7 to 10 a.m. Off and on precipitation is possible through this evening. Snow will take a while to accumulate on the roads due to warm conditions, with the grass seeing most of the accumulation. Within heavy snow bands, the roads will become snowpacked quicker.
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State basketball tournament canceled

Following the conclusion of Thursday's games, CHSAA announced the remaining state basketball tournament contests have all been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The 2019-20 season will end in the Final Four for all 5 classes, which still had to play games on Friday and Saturday in Denver, Loveland and Greeley.
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Looking Back: Analyzing the March 13th, 2019 Bomb Cyclone

On March 13, 2019, a historic bomb cyclone slammed into Colorado. Schools were closed, weather records were broken, and thousands were left stranded by this storm. On the one year anniversary, News5 is taking a look back at the impacts of this storm on the state.
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