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BLOG: Heavy snow expected for parts of southern Colorado

Posted: 5:55 PM, Feb 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-11 13:04:47-05
Weather closings and delays

Our forecast turned snowy Monday night as two weather systems converge over Colorado. The snow and cold weather will continue through Tuesday morning, with the potential for a slow and slick commute. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories cover a large part of southern Colorado through Tuesday morning.

There are no more updates to be added. If there are any major updates, this blog will be live again and continuously updated.

The News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team will keep you updated on the impacts. We'll update this blog as necessary.

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8:30 a.m.

Accidents involving jackknifed semi-trucks are causing delays on some roadways. Southbound Powers Boulevard at Fontaine Boulevard is shut down after a crash involving 10 cars and a jackknifed semi-truck. It is expected to reopen in a couple of hours. Update: It is now reopened.

Northbound I-25 is closed between Redrock Road and Butte Road because a jackknifed semi-truck is blocking all the lanes. The Colorado Department of Transportation has a detour in place but if you are already near and headed north, expect major delays. Update: It is now reopened.

6:55 a.m.

The News5 team has you covered on the latest road conditions this morning in Colorado Springs and in Pueblo. Remember to take it slow because it can still be icy in some spots.

Tracking road conditions in Colorado Springs, Pueblo

6:50 a.m.

Meteorologist Sam Schreier has updated snow totals:

5:47 a.m.

Cripple Creek-Victor RE-1 is now CLOSED due to chain laws in effect.

5:45 a.m.

Snow from overnight is adding just a little bit of time onto your drive this morning. If you're driving to Denver, it will take about 66 minutes to get there. Here are the latest snow totals:

5:25 a.m.

Roads in Colorado Springs have been treated and are looking pretty clear this morning. Be sure to drive carefully and give yourself enough time for your commute.

Tracking road conditions in Colorado Springs, Pueblo

5:20 a.m.

Pueblo D-60, Lewis-Palmer D-38 and more schools are starting on a 2-hour delay this morning. Check out the full list by clicking here.

5:15 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department and the Fountain Police Department are on Accident Alert status. If you are involved in an accident with no injuries and drugs or alcohol are not suspected factors in the crash, you are asked to exchange information and report the accident online. This goes into effect when there are a high number of accidents and not enough resources to go around, or when there’s a large incident and officers are unavailable.

10:20 p.m.

Parts of southern Colorado to see heavy snow

10 p.m.

Road conditions at 10 p.m.

Road conditions at 10 p.m. Monday

9 p.m

City of Fountain goes on Accident Alert Status

What is “Accident Alert” or “Cold Reporting?”

8:45 p.m.

La Veta Sch. Dist. RE-2: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool

Cripple Creek-Victor: 2 Hours Late

Upper Arkansas Area Council of Gov.: 2 Hours Late

8:15 p.m.

Canon City RE-1: 2 Hours Late. E-learning will be in effect for all secondary students.

7:40 p.m.

6:50 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

New storm arrives tonight, with heavy snow for parts of Southern Colorado

6:00 p.m.

Road conditions at 6 p.m.

Road conditions at 6 p.m.

5:50 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Storm arrives Monday night

4:50 p.m.

Flakes are starting to fall in Colorado Springs.