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Weather closings and delays: Wednesday, March 13

Several schools and businesses are closed Wednesday due to an extremely powerful winter storm that’s expected to impact southern Colorado today with several inches of snow and high winds.

Multiple agencies are on accident alert status as conditions worsen. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is only responded to life-threatening, priority one and in-progress calls until the storm passes.

El Paso County tweeted most of the plow trucks are parked until conditions improve.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for almost all of El Paso County. Wind gusts as high as 80 mph are possible with this storm, making driving conditions very hazardous due to low visibility.

We will post all closures and delays in the running list below:

Government Offices

  • 4th Judicial District: Closed
  • City of Colorado Springs – URGENT: More than 500 motorists are stranded on roads, impending operations for City and County plow crews and emergency responders. PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS.
  • Cherokee Metropolitan District offices: Closed
  • Colorado Springs Housing Authority: Closed, but mission-essential staff report
  • Colorado Department of Corrections Headquarters and Colorado Springs Parole Office: Closed
  • El Paso County – Closed. All administrative offices, elected offices, courts, public health and affiliated agencies


  • Academy District 20: Closed
  • Big Sandy SD: Closed
  • Calhan RJ1: Closed
  • Cheyenne Mountain Dist. 12: Closed
  • Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind: Closed
  • Colorado Springs Dist. 11: Closed
  • Cripple Creek-Victor: Closed
  • District 49: Closed. FHS on E-Learning Wednesday
  • Edison 54JT: Closed
  • Elbert School District #200: Closed
  • Elizabeth Sch. Dist. C-1: Closed, No kindergarten or preschool
  • Ellicot 22: Closed
  • Fountain-Ft. Carson Dist. 8: Closed
  • Fowler Sch. Dist. R4J: Dismiss at 1:00 pm
  • Hanover 28: Closed
  • Harrison Dist. 2: Closed
  • Huerfano Re-1: Early release at 2pm
  • Lewis-Palmer Dist. 38: Closed
  • Manitou Springs SD 14: Closed
  • Miami-Yoder School District JT-60: Closed
  • Peyton 23JT: Closed
  • Pikes Peak BOCES and SOE: Closed
  • Widefield 3: Closed
  • Woodland Park Re-2: Closed

Private & Charter Schools:

  • Banning Lewis Academy: Closed
  • CIVA Charter School: Closed
  • Colorado Military Academy: Closed
  • Colorado Springs Charter Academy: Closed.
  • Colorado Springs Christian Schools: Closed. Online Instruction Day.
  • Colorado Springs Conservatory: Closed
  • Colorado Springs Early Colleges: Closed
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School: Closed
  • Divine Redeemer Catholic School: Closed. Evening mass canceled.
  • Early Connections Learning Centers: Closed. All locations
  • Evangelical Christian Academy: Closed. Off-Campus Instruction Day
  • Family of Christ: Entire CDC Closed/Evening Worship Service Canceled
  • Frontier Charter Academy – Calhan: Closed
  • Hope Montessori Chuckwagon: Closed
  • Hope Montessori Falcon: Closed
  • Hope Montessori Monument: Closed
  • Hope Montessori Stetson: Closed
  • James Irwin Charter Schools: Closed. All Campuses
  • James Madison Charter Academy: Closed
  • Lake George Charter School: Closed
  • Monument Acad. Charter School: Closed
  • Mountain Song Community School: Closed
  • Pikes Peak Christian School: Closed
  • Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning: Closed
  • Primrose School of Briargate: Closed
  • Primrose School of Springs Ranch: Closed
  • St. Mary’s High School: Closed
  • St. Paul Catholic School: Closed
  • The Colorado Springs School: Closed
  • The University School: Closed
  • The Vanguard School: Closed
  • Thomas MacLaren School: Closed

Colleges, Universities, Other

  • Colorado State Univ. -Pueblo: CSU-Pueblo main campus, normal operations. CSU-Pueblo  at Colorado Springs Tower locations and at Ft. Carson closing at noon
  • Colorado Technical University: Closed
  • IntelliTec College – CS Campus: Closed
  • International Salon and Spa Academy: Closed
  • Nazarene Bible College: Closed. Classes canceled tonight
  • Pikes Peak Community College: Closed
  • Pima Medical Institute: Closed
  • Pueblo Community College: Closed. Pueblo and Fremont campuses closed as of 2pm. All remaining day and evening classes canceled.
  • Regis University- Colorado Springs: Closed
  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs: Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled. Closing at noon


  • Cheyenne Mtn Air Force Station: Closed
  • U.S. Army Fort Carson: Phased Early Release beginning at 9:20 a.m. All non-mission essential personnel will be released based on the distance they live from Fort Carson.
  • Peterson Air Force Base: Closed
  • Pueblo Chemical Depot: Closed, but mission-essential staff report
  • Schriever Air Force Base: Closed. Mission essential personnel should report per their unit commanders directions
  • US Air Force Academy: Closed. Only mission-essential personnel are to report

Head Start Programs:

  • CPCD Head Start: Closed


  • Air Academy Federal Credit Union: All branches and contact center closed
  • AspenPointe: ALL outpatient services and facilities close at Noon. The ATU at the Lighthouse Facility remains open
  • Aventa Credit Union: All Colorado Springs Branches including the contact center and drive-ups closing at noon
  • Community Cupboard Food Pantry: Closed
  • Compassion International: Global Ministry Center will close at 9:00am
  • Ent Credit Union: Closed. Call Center and all Colorado Springs and northern Colorado community locations closed
  • Envida: Closed. No Transportation or Office Services Available
  • Focus on the Family: Closed
  • Garden of the Gods Park: Closed
  • Mt. Carmel Veterns Service Center: Closed
  • Mountain Metro: System-wide shutdown at 1:00 p.m.
  • Nursing and Therapy Services of Co.: Closed. The Colorado Springs office has closed!
  • Outreach, Inc.: Closed @ 2pm
  • Palmer Park: Closed
  • Pikes Peak Library District: All PPLD facilities are closed
  • Pikes Peak National Bank: North Academy Branch closing at 11:00 a.m. All other branches closing at noon
  • Security Public Library: Closed
  • Silver Key: Closed for all services
  • U.S. Taekwondo Center- Colorado Springs/Monument: Closed
  • YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region: All YMCA’s closing at 1:00pm (Downtown Y closing at 2:00pm), Colorado Springs Senior Center Closed


  • Alpine Autism Center: Closed
  • CHPG Centura Health Primary Care and Urgent Care- Colorado Springs: Closing at 1:30pm
  • DaVita Medical Group: All locations closed. Mountain View Medical Group: All locations closed
  • Entrada School-Based Health Center: Closed
  • Erickson Pediatric Dentistry: Closed in Colorado Springs and Monument
  • Falcon School-Based Health Center: Closed
  • Penrose Community Urgent Care: Closing at 1:30pm
  • Penrose Mountain Urgent Care- Woodland Park: Closed
  • Pikes Peak Vista Community Health Centers: All campuses closed. Closing at 11:00am. 2-hour delay (For Thur. Mar 14th)
  • Tri-Lakes Urgent Care- Monument: Closed
  • VA Colorado Springs: Early Closure, Cancel all appointments 12:00p-5:30p
  • VA IDES Fort Carson: Early Closure, Cancel all appointments 12:00p-4:30p
  • VA La Junta: Early Closure, Cancel all appointments 12:00p-4:30p
  • VA Lamar: Early Closure, Cancel all appointments 12:00p-4:30p
  • VA Pueblo: Early Closure, Cancel all appointments 12:00-4:30p


  • Bethel Lutheran: Afternoon and evening activities canceled, No preschool
  • Black Forest Lutheran Church: Evening activities canceled
  • Breathe Church: Closed
  • Charis Christian Center: No services this evening; Flourish women’s ministry canceled
  • Church For All Nations: Closed. All evening activities canceled.
  • Discovery Church Colorado: Closed
  • Emmanuel MBC: No Bible Study Activities
  • Every Home for Christ: Closed
  • Falcon Baptist Church: Evening activities canceled. AWANA Clubs Canceled
  • Family of Christ: Entire CDC CLOSED/Evening Worship Service Canceled
  • Fellowship of the Rockies – Colorado Springs: Closed
  • Fellowship of the Rockies – Pueblo: No evening activiteis at the church
  • First Baptist Church Black Forest: Closed
  • First Presbyterian Church: Closed. No AM preschool. GTW canceled
  • First Southern Baptist Church- CS: Closed. No evening activities
  • Friendship Assembly of God: Closed. No Evening Services
  • Manitou Springs Church: Closed
  • Mountain Springs Church: Closed. All evening events are canceled.
  • New Life: Closed
  • Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church: Office closed, daily Mass canceled
  • Pikes Peak Christian Church: Church and Care Center Closed. ALL evening activities are canceled including PPCC Care Center
  • Radiant Church: Closed
  • Redemption Hill Church: Closed. All Activites Canceled
  • Rock Family Church: Closed. Evening Activities Canceled
  • The Springs Church: Closed
  • St. James Church: No Church or evening activities
  • Sunnyside Christian Church: Evening Activities Canceled
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Monument: Closed. No evening activities
  • Trinity Missionary Baptist Church: Afternoon and evening activities canceled
  • Vista Grande Baptist Church: Closed

Weather conditions:

Dangerous blizzard and winter storm to impact the Pikes Peak region today

Travel conditions:

All runways at Denver International Airport are closed, but terminals and concourses are open. Several airlines have canceled flights for Wednesday. The Colorado Springs Airport is shut down, all outbound flights canceled.

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