Colorado Springs weather news and updates: Sloppy roads after overnight snowstorm

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A mid-winter storm cast a blanket of snow across Colorado Springs and El Paso County overnight, making for hazardous driving Thursday, the weather service in Pueblo said. 

See the latest updates below:

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Road updates from CDOT

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11:57 a.m.

Both lanes of southbound I-25 are blocked between exit 167 (Greenland) and Exit 163 (County Line Road) due to a crash. CDOT reports that traffic is getting by inside the construction area.

11:21 a.m.

A crash on northbound I-25 south of S. Nevada Ave. is partially blocking the left lane. UPDATE: This crash has been removed.

9:59 a.m.

Two people are dead after a car and semi-truck collided on an icy highway Thursday morning, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. Read more here.

9:52 a.m.

The passenger vehicle traction law is in force on I-70 westbound between Idaho Springs and C-470. Passenger vehicles are required to have  mud/snow tire, use chains or other traction devices, or be a 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. 

8:24 a.m.

Over 8 inches of snow has fallen in parts of the Pikes Peak region. Click here for the latest accumulation totals.

8:16 a.m.

A crash or several crashes were reported on southbound Interstate 25, at least four vehicles are on the right shoulder of the road, Colorado Springs Traffic tweeted.

8:10 a.m.

The crash on southbound Academy Boulevard was removed, Colorado Springs Traffic tweeted.

7:59 a.m.

A crash was reported on southbound Academy Boulevard north of Meadowland, blocking the left lane, Colorado Springs Traffic tweeted.

7:23 a.m.

The Air Force Academy is closed Thursday. Mission essential and emergency employees are expected to report to their worksite unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. Telework employees continue to work, the base tweeted. Click here to see all closures.

7:16 a.m.

Colorado Springs Police reported a rollover crash Airport Road east of Miller Road and west of Powers Boulevard. There is unknown blockage, Colorado Springs Traffic tweeted.

7:11 a.m.

Fort Carson installation commander directed mission essential only personnel to report Feb. 25. Units will use telework as much as possible, the base tweeted.

7:04 a.m.

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.

7:01 a.m.

A disabled semi truck was reported on eastbound Interquest Parkway east of New Life Church, partially blocking the right lane, Colorado Springs Traffic tweeted.

7 a.m.

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. Click here to see snow totals across the region.

6:59 a.m.

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.

6:45 a.m.

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.

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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Winter weather driving tips from CDOT:

  • Avoid traveling in a snowstorm unless it’s unavoidable.
  • Stay three to four cars lengths from snowplows.
  • Slow down.
  • Know the traction law: 4WD, AWD and at least 3/16th of tire tread is required under Colorado’s traction law.
  • Stay informed: “Know before you go” check road conditions at COtrip.org.