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5 things you need to know - September 6, 2019

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Posted at 5:26 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 09:00:00-04

Good morning southern Colorado and happy Friday! Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Large number of Blackhawk helicopters to fill the sky over Colorado Springs

Officials at Fort Carson are warning residents that the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters may cause some extra noise to your morning. The helicopters are leaving Fort Carson and flying east towards Fountain, heading north to the Air Force Academy and then flying south back to Fort Carson between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Week long southbound I-25 closure south of Pueblo starts today

Southbound I-25 will be closed 24 hours a day at Burnt Mill Road starting today through Sept. 13. The project will resurface approximately 12 miles of I-25 to improve the roadway drivability as well as improve vehicle traction to the surface.

Cooler with strong to severe storms at the end of the day

A cold front is trying to push through the region this morning and while it won't really feel all the cool, we'll still see about 10 degrees knocked off our high temperatures compared to Thursday. A few strong storms are possible later today with hail and lightning as the biggest storm risks.

1 person killed in auto-pedestrian crash

Colorado State Patrol said a Honda was traveling west on Highway 24 last night when the 32-year-old pedestrian was crossing. Troopers said the name of the pedestrian will not be released until next of kin is notified. CSP released the name of the driver, who is 54-year-old Timothy Splinter, and said he was left uninjured.

Hurricane Dorian blows just off North Carolina

The storm's strong winds and heavy rains early Friday knocked out power to about 194,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina. Officials said Hurricane Dorian weakened to a Category 1 storm overnight.