COLORADO SPRINGS – Dangerous driving due to blizzard conditions across southern Colorado forces the closure of roads, government offices, military installations and schools.
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El Paso County Search and Rescue reported that it has had to rescue multiple stranded drivers using snowcats to get around.
Colorado Springs and Fountain are on accident alert. This means if you are in a non-injury crash that does not involve drugs or alcohol, move your vehicles off the road to exchange information with other drivers. Report the crash at a later date online.
High winds overnight have mixed with heavy snowfall to make icy and snow covered roads all across southern Colorado. Wind gusts between 30 to 50 mph have made visibility overnight near zero at times, and conditions will stay just as poor through the majority of the morning commute. The winds will stay strong well into the afternoon and continue to blow the snow around and drift over roadways, even after it has stopped falling from the sky. The snow will be done tonight by temperatures will plummet to the teens and single digits.