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Blog: Blizzard-like conditions impact southern Colorado

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 14:59:52-05

Extremely strong wind speeds and blowing snow is impacting southern Colorado. Wind gusts near the Colorado Springs Airport was reported as 64 mph.

Weather has calmed down for now and there are no major accidents to report. Because of this, there are no more updates to be added. If there are any major updates, this blog will be live again and continuously updated.
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The News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team will keep you updated on the impacts. We'll update this blog as necessary.

12:35 p.m.

Snow Squall Warning issued in northeast El Paso County. Meteorologist Sam Schreier explains what this warning means:

10:54 a.m.

A high wind warning remains in effect for El Paso County until 2:00 p.m. Be prepared for gusts from 30 mph to 65 mph. El Paso County Public Works has dispatched trucks to Monument and Black Forest to address areas where slick conditions exist.

10:17 a.m.

Meteorologist Alex O'Brien shows us what the blowing snow looks like in Colorado Springs.

10:15 a.m.

El Paso County is under a high wind advisory. High profile and lightweight vehicles are advised to use caution on the roads. CSP is on cold reporting for the county.

9:55 a.m.

A band of snow is moving is moving through Colorado Springs.

9:50 a.m.

White-out conditions are creating poor driving conditions in Colorado Springs. Avoid the road if you can.

9:48 a.m.

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