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Slow commutes expected despite overnight melting and diminishing snowfall

Posted at 2:25 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 08:11:00-04

Heavy snowfall continues to fall overnight across northern El Paso County, Pueblo to Trinidad, as well as the Wet Mountains and eastern plains.

This loop of snowfall taken at 5 am shows diminishing snow across El Paso County. Temperatures well below freezing have kept the slickest road conditions in the Pikes Peak region over Monument Hill and through Teller County.

The heaviest snow this morning is falling from Fremont County to Pueblo, and from Pueblo to Trinidad, as well as the Wet Mountains. Wet snow over the plains will likely keep the roads wet, but around 1.5" was reported in La Junta at around 12am this morning.

Be aware, I-25 between Pueblo and the New Mexico state line is snow covered.

Snow will stop falling in Canon City and Pueblo around the mid morning, and from Walsenburg to Trinidad closer to lunch.

Warm overnight air has melting much of the snow on the pavement. Metal surfaces like cars and grass will be the areas showing most of the snow we saw overnight.

Morning commutes will be slickest over Monument Hill this morning to Denver, as well as highway 50 from Canon City to Pueblo, and Pueblo to Trinidad along I-25.

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
  • City of Fountain
  • Teller County Sheriff's Office

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