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Garden of the Gods Snow
Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 11:55:37-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A winter storm is moving through southern Colorado with snow that may impact your commute times Thursday morning.

News5 and the First Alert 5 Weather Team have 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.

This is a loop of snowfall across southern Colorado taken right around 7:30 am this morning. Snowfall is quickly drying across the region and most roadways are wet to dry from Pueblo north.

The heaviest snow remains between Walsenburg and Trinidad, as well as highways west like La Veta Pass. Snow over the plains is falling on warm ground and most roadways east of Pueblo and Walsenburg are just wet.

Snow totals have been pretty heavy in the region, despite most of the roads looking clear or just wet. The Wet Mountains around San Isabel and Rye are reporting huge snow totals, with northern El Paso County also seeing respectable snow late last night. A new 20 inch snow total was reported in San Isabel.

12:50 p.m.

Southbound lanes of I-25 from Trinidad to the New Mexico border has reopened following a crash. The crash was first reported around 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

10:30 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is urging drivers to be careful along Powers Boulevard due to signals being covered in snow, causing multiple crashes. Please use caution.

8:05 a.m.

City of Fountain has announced it is no longer on accident alert.

7:55 a.m.

Area law enforcement is warning everyone to take is slow this morning due to slushy conditions on some roads in Colorado Springs and Denver. I-25 south of Pueblo is more heavily impacted by ongoing snow all the way to the New Mexico border.

6:30 a.m.

The following school districts have updated to CLOSED:

  • Huerfano Re-1
  • La Veta School District RE-2
  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38
  • Primero RE-2 School District
  • Monument Academy Charter School

The following school districts have updated to 2 HOUR DELAY:

  • Pikes Peak BOCES East (Calhan)

For our full list of closures and updates, click here.

5 a.m.

Power outages have been reported in the Beulah and Colorado City areas starting around 1:40 a.m. San Isabel Electric crews are working on repairs in those areas as well as Highway 10 and Aguilar areas as of 5:40 a.m.

If I-25 from Pueblo to the New Mexico state line is in your travel plans, be aware the road is covered in snow as of 5 a.m.

There are plenty of delayed start times for the morning. This morning, Lewis-Palmer D38 announced a 2-hour delay. Pueblo County District 70 announced "Mountain Schools closed - Pueblo West and Mesa Schools two hour delay with no a.m. preschool."

See the complete list by clicking here: School Closings & Delays

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CHAIN LAW in effect for I-25 from Monument Hill to Castle Rock. This does not impact passenger vehicles.

While most roads are no longer snow covered and may have some slush, the following areas and agencies are 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

  • Colorado State Patrol
  • City of Colorado Springs
  • Teller County Sheriff's Office

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