NewsCovering Colorado


BLOG: Winter Storm Warning in effect across the Front Range

Cindy Kuhn
Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 07:40:19-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Another winter storm is moving through southern Colorado with snow that may impact your commute times Tuesday afternoon and even Wednesday morning.

News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team has you covered on-air, online and on social media for all the information you need on storm conditions, road conditions, any closures and delays, and what you need to know before you head out the door.

6:45 p.m.

Edison 54JT: 2 Hours Late. No Career Start / College bus (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

Manitou Springs SD 14: 2 Hours Late (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

Pikes Peak BOCES East (Calhan): Closed (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

James Irwin Charter Schools: 2 Hours Late. All campuses (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

Pikes Peak Christian School: 10AM Delayed Start (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

6:30 p.m.

Academy District 20: 2 Hours Late (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

Ellicott 22: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool. No EPCA or PPCC (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th) UPDATE

Fremont-Florence RE-2: Closed (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

Miami-Yoder Sch. Dist. JT-60: 2 Hours Late (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

Pikes Peak BOCES East (Calhan): Closed (Effective tomorrow - Wed Oct 30th)

5:45 p.m.

Pueblo School District 60 and District 70 announce they will be closed Wednesday.

5:00 p.m.

D49 announces it will be closed Wednesday due to winter storm.

4:45 p.m.

Woodland Park Schools on a 2 hour delay Wednesday.

4:00 p.m.

Pueblo County is now on "Cold Reporting" or "Accident Alert Status." More on what that means here: What is “Accident Alert” or “Cold Reporting?

3:14 p.m.

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs is closing early for Tuesday, October 29 due to weather concerns. All activities and classes after 4:30 are canceled.

2:48 p.m.

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday for Western Chaffee County, Northern El Paso County, Monument Ridge, Pikes Peak, Teller County and the Rampart Range. People in this region should expect an additional 6" to 10" of snowfall overnight.

Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

A Winter Storm Warning is also in effect for the Wet Mountains until noon Wednesday with an additional 8" to 14" of snow overnight.

2:31 p.m.

The latest closings and delays:

Pueblo Combined Court and Probation - Opening at 10 am. If you are scheduled for an event during the times of closure, please contact the court or probation once the building is accessible. (For Wed. Oct 30th)
Colorado State Univ. - Pueblo - Main campus classes canceled 4 p.m. Facilities close 6 p.m. / COS Tower location classes canceled 2 pm. NO evening classes.
IntelliTec College - CS Campus - Evening activities canceled. Night classes canceled. Employees do not report. Campus closing at 4:00pm Tuesday.
Pueblo Community College - Closed. Pueblo campus closing at 3:30pm Tuesday. Fremont campus closing at 5pm Tuesday. All evening classes canceled.

Note: If your organization would like to take part in reporting closings and delays, please visit Flash Alert for details on how to sign up. The information reported to Flash Alert is automatically passed on to the News 5 team for inclusion online and on-air.

2:10 p.m.

Here's the latest snowfall forecast from the National Weather Service in Boulder which predicts up to ONE FOOT of snow in Cañon City; up to an additional 6" in Colorado Springs by Wednesday evening. Our First Alert 5 Lead Forecaster Mike Daniels and Meteorologist Alan Rose are working on the data for a clearer picture of what's to come. We'll keep you updated on-air and online throughout the evening.

1:50 p.m.

The Citizens Project has rescheduled the District 11 School Board Candidate Forum for Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Address: 1115 N El Paso St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

1:45 p.m.

The Colorado Broadcasters Association has canceled the career fair scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 30 at the Embassy Suites in Colorado Springs. Organizers have rescheduled the event for Wednesday, November 13th More info:

1:41 p.m.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Due to dangerously cold windchills and an incoming snow storm, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife SE Region office in Colorado Springs will close at 2:30 p.m. today.
Schriever Air Force Base - 2 hrs late for non-mission-essential staff. Report no earlier than 9:30 a.m.

1:36 p.m.

Another round of closures and delays announced:

US Air Force Academy - Phased early release for non-mission essential personnel starting at 1 p.m.
Colorado College - Operating on limited-service status through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Pikes Peak Community College - PPCC all campus closure at 5 p.m. today
celed Posted: Tue. 29th, 01:01 PM
Canon City RE-1 - School Closed. E-Learning for secondary schools is in effect. (For Wed. Oct 30th)
Hope Montessori Stetson - Closing at 4pm. Parents pick up before 4pm.
Pikes Peak Library Dist. - All Mobile Library Service routes are canceled, Palmer Lake Library is closed, Monument Library will close early at 11 a.m., Ute Pass Library will close early at 2 p.m., and all other library locations will close early at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church - Afternoon and evening activities canceled. Church closing at 3 p.m.
Pikes Peak Christian Church - Afternoon and evening activities canceled. All WellCare classes included.
Primrose School of Springs Ranch: Closing at 4:30pm

1:13 p.m.

The following organizations and schools have announced early closures or delays for Tuesday and Wednesday. Full list: School Closings & Delays

Big Sandy School - Closed at 12:30 PM; All afternoon activies canceled
Calhan RJ-1 - Closed at 1:00 PM; Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, No PM preschool.
District 49 - Afternoon and evening activities cancelled for Tuesday.
Edison 45JT - Closed at 2:00 PM; All aft/eve activities canceled.
Ellicott D-22 - Closed at 1:50 PM; Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, No PM preschool.
Harrison D2 - All afternoon and evening activities cancelled for Tuesday.
Manitou D-14 - Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Peyton 23JT - Closed at 1:00 PM; All evening activies canceled
Walsenburg Huerfano RE-1 - Closed at 2:00 PM; Releasing students at 2PM today. 2 hour delay for tomorrow Oct 30.

Fort Carson: Soldiers report at 9:30 a.m.; Civilians report within 2 hours of normal report time (effective Wednesday).

12:10 p.m.

Safety closure on I-70 at Silverthorne due to crash.

Colorado Department of Transportation closed both directions of I-70 between Exit 292 and Exit 359 US 24.

11:20 a.m.

Closures and delays for today and tomorrow have started rolling in. Find a full the full list here: School Closings & Delays

10:45 a.m.

I-70 EB/WB Commercial vehicle chain law lifted between Exit 251 - US 40 and MM 259.

10:25 a.m.

I-70 EB/WB Commercial vehicle chain law in effect between Exit 251 - US 40 and MM 259.

10:00 a.m.

Meteorologist Sam Schreier provided an update on conditions across the Front Range,

9:20 a.m.

Arapahoe County, Centennial, Sheridan & Cherry Hills are on accident alert until further notice. Personnel will only respond to accidents w/injuries or fatalities, disabled vehicles due to damage, damage to public property, DUI's or hit & runs.

7:20 a.m.

Colorado State Patrol is now on Accident Alert Status. If you are involved in a minor fender bender, there doesn't appear to be alcohol or drugs involved and it's not involving public property, you can exchange information and file a report online at

6:49 a.m.

Check with your airport on the status of your flight before heading out. Several flights are cancelled at Denver International Airport and the Colorado Springs Airport. As of 6:49 a.m. there are three flights between Colorado Springs and Denver listed as cancelled on the Colorado Springs Airport flight status board.


6:10 a.m.

I-70 EB/WB Passenger vehicle traction law between MM 205 and MM 228, MM 241 and MM 259.

US 50 EB/WB: Passenger vehicle traction law between MM 190 and MM 210. Passenger vehicles are required to have snow or mud/snow tires, use chains/alternative traction devices or be a 4WD/AWD vehicle.


Send in any photos or videos using or by tagging our Facebook , Twitter or Instagram accounts

KOAA Facebook / KOAA Twitter / KOAA_5 Instagram
Latest First Alert 5 Weather forecast
School Closings & Delays
Interactive Traffic Map
Watch News5 LIVE newscasts
Download the News5 App
Download the First Alert 5 Weather App