Weather blog: Cold snowy morning causes delays across southern Colorado

Many school districts in Colorado Springs have closed for the day
Posted: 7:41 AM, Nov 18, 2022
Updated: 2022-11-18 18:33:26-05
Nov 18 snow

We're waking up to our first real blast of winter-like weather this season in southern Colorado. Snow will end by late morning and then it will be a cloudy cold day with all of our communities below freezing through the day and into single digit temperatures tonight.

We're also keeping an eye on school closures as major districts have closed completely for the day.

Closures and Delays as of 8:00 a.m. See the updated closing and delay list.

  • Academy D20 - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
  • Cheyenne Mountain D12 - Closed
  • Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind - Closed
  • Falcon District 49 - Closed
  • Elizabeth School Dist. - 2 Hour Delay
  • Fountain-Ft. Carson D8 - Closed
  • Fowler R4J - Closed
  • Harrison D2 - Closed
  • Lewis-Palmer D38 - Closed
  • Manitou Springs D14 - Closed
  • Miami-Yoder JT-60 - Closed
  • Widefield 3 - Closed
  • Woodland Park Re-2 - 2 Hours Late

Keep an eye on traffic conditions with KOAA Traffic, as there are slowdowns and numerous crashes reported on roads across the region and into Denver this morning.

    Colorado Springs Police are on accident alert status. This means that in the case of a traffic accident, all parties involved should agree to exchange information and report the accident individually if:

    • No one was injured or died.
    • Drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors in the crash.
    • The wreck didn’t damage any public property, like road signs, utility poles, or guard rails.
    • It was not a hit and run.

    If any of those factors are applicable to the situation, law enforcement should be contacted.
    New to the area and looking for driving tips? Check our guide to winter weather driving on snow and ice.

    Icy Driving Tips
    Wintry weather driving tips

    Track this storm through the morning, including snow totals and updated forecasts, on the First Alert 5 Weather stream, which can be viewed on the KOAA News5 app for your Roku, FireTV, AppleTV or AndroidTV.

    Watch KOAA News5 on your time, anytime with our streaming channel available for Roku, FireTV, AppleTV or AndroidTV.

    Snow totals so far:
    6" - near Manitou Springs
    5" - Colorado Springs - Broadmoor
    5" - Colorado Springs - near Sand Creek High School
    3" - Colorado Springs - near Dublin & Powers
    3.3" - Colorado Springs Airport
    3" - N of Colorado City
    1.7" - Pueblo Airport
    1" - Pueblo Reservoir