Winter weather causes crashes, icy roads across Southern Colorado

I-25 northbound closed
soco snow totals 1.27.22
Posted at 5:47 AM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 18:59:54-05

Heavy snow brought slick conditions to the Front Range on Thursday, causing traffic impacts across the region. Drivers on I-25 report conditions on many roads that are treacherous due to ice.

Things you need to know:

  • As of 12:00 pm, all of the northbound I-25 is closed near mile marker 125 before Colorado Springs due to a jack-knifed semi and multiple cars involved in a crash.
  • According to Colorado State Patrol, there are two scenes related to the traffic standstill. The first is a single semi that jackknifed at mile marker 125.
  • The second is a semi that ran into several other vehicles at mile marker 124. At least 8 vehicles were involved. Two drivers were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
  • At 2:30 p.m. I-25 Northbound shut down at Exit 104 in Pueblo due to weather
  • At 4 p.m. I-25 northbound reopened to traffic between Exit 125 - Ray Nixon Road and Exit 128 - US 85.
  • The City of Pueblo has issued for the Pueblo Transit Center to remain open as a warming shelter overnight on Thursday, Jan. 27. The Bus Transit Center will be open as an overflow emergency shelter for the homeless from 7:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28.
  • At 4:21, I-25 Northbound was reopened between Exit 119, Rancho Colorado Boulevard, and Exit 122, Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Colorado Springs Police, Colorado State Patrol and Fountain Police are all on accident alert status this afternoon. If you are involved in an accident with no signs of injuries, alcohol or drugs and both drivers are licensed and all vehicles are registered, exchange information with the other party. Within 72 hours, you can report the incident online.


Today’s Forecast:

A cold front is moving through eastern Colorado with snow continuing during the day.

Temperatures will allow for snow to accumulate on roads quickly. Snow intensity will be light to moderate at times, allowing for some reduced visibility on roads. No advisories are currently in effect for this storm.

The hardest-hit zones will be eastern mountain slopes and valleys of the Wet Mountains, San Juans, and Sangre De Cristos as well as the Palmer Divide.

Snow showers making a big impact on the Front Range

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 30; Low: 9. Cold and blustery on Thursday with snow possible all day. Accumulations: 0.5-2"

Pikes Peak region forecast snow totals January 27, 2022

PUEBLO: High: 34; Low: 8. A chilly day with snow possible light snow possible all day. Accumulations: 0.5-1"

CANON CITY: High: 34; Low: 9. A cold day with clouds and light snow showers. Accumulations: Trace-1"

Arkansas and Wet Mountain region forecast snow totals January 27, 2022

WOODLAND PARK: High: 23; Low: 2. A cold Thursday with snow showers all day. Accumulations: 1-3"

TRI-LAKES: High: 20s; Low: single digits. Snow showers all day with blustery winds. Accumulations: 2"

PLAINS: High: 30s; Low: teens. A chilly day, but rising above freezing in the mid-30s. Light snow is possible all day. Accumulations: 0-1"

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 20s/30s; Low: single digits. A cold day in the upper 20s to low 30s with clouds and snow showers in the late morning until evening. Accumulations: Walsenburg 1-3", Trinidad 2-3"

Southern I-25 region forecast snow totals January 27, 2022

MOUNTAINS: High: 20s; Low: single digits. The highest impact zones will be similar to Tuesday's storm, on the east side of mountain slopes and their adjacent valleys. Wet Mountain Valley and Sangre De Cristos 3-6". Upper Arkansas Valley 1". San Luis Valley 0-1".

Extended Outlook:
After a frigid Friday morning, high temperatures will rise to the 30s in the mountains and 40s in the plains. 40s and 50s are in store for the weekend through Monday. Then the First Alert5 team is tracking our next storm Tuesday into Wednesday, which looks likely to bring widespread snow to the region. Stay tuned.
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