A mid-winter storm cast a blanket of snow across Colorado Springs and El Paso County overnight, making a hazardous commute Thursday morning, the weather service in Pueblo said.
Roads are slick and visibility is low, plus up to another inch of snow could fall before 9 a.m. Drivers should be sure to build in extra time for their commute, Gazette news partner KKTV reported.
See the latest updates below:
Colorado Springs Police reported a rollover crash Airport Road east of Miller Road and west of Powers Boulevard. There is unknown blockage.
Mission essential personnel only to report to Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. Non-mission essential personnel do not repot on Thursday. Click here to view all closures.
A disabled semi truck was reported on eastbound Interquest Parkway east of New Life Church, partially blocking the right lane.
Colorado Springs reported a total of 5.8 inches of snow but some areas near the Broadmoor and Peterson Air Force Base recorded over 8 inches of snow.
A crash was reported near County Road 133 and County Road 141. US 24 is closed at mile marker 356 in both direction due to multi vehicle crash. Delays are expected, the Colorado Department of Transportations said.
Thursdays high will reach 30 degrees with winds between 5 and 10 mph, the weather service said.
Overnight temperatures will drop back down to 17 degrees with 5 mph winds, the agency said.
Friday is expected to be clear, breezy and sunny before slight chances of snow return Saturday night, the weather service said.
Snow will continue to develop across the Pikes Peak Region this evening and continue as it spreads south across the southeast mountains and southern I-25 Corridor overnight. Snow will diminish later Thursday morning and into the early afternoon. #cowx pic.twitter.com/0CrInrY29q
— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo)
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 44 degrees. Breezy, with winds between 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40 degrees and winds between 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38 degrees and winds around 5 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 48 degrees and winds around 5 mph.
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