Weather Updates 4/10/19

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Below are updates related to the April blizzard. The City of Colorado Springs will provide information as needed throughout the event.

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 Wednesday, April 10 Blizzard Updates

Update: 7:35 p.m.

Thank you residents for keeping our city safe this snow event. Impacts were light as you heeded warnings and stayed off the roads. As our Emergency Center closes, we remind drivers that dropping temps may create a "flash freeze" and icy roads tonight. Stay safe.

Update: 5:48 p.m.

Roads will become extremely icy as temperatures drop. Please stay off the roads if possible, but if you have to drive, go slow, make sure to give city snowplows room and pack an emergency kit with food and essentials.

Update: 4:02 p.m.

Our snow plows are on full call out and will be working continuously. Plan on challenging road conditions, particularly in the northern part of the city. If possible we urge you to stay off the roads.

Update 4:00 p.m.

Red Cross Warming/Evacuation Centers are open. In Colorado Springs a center is open at:

  • Woodmen Valley Chapel – Rockrimmon Campus
  • (Independent)
  • 290 E Woodmen Rd.
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Update 3:30 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In preparation for the winter storm anticipated to hit Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Airport has initiated a snow alert that will continue until the storm has passed. All essential airport staff are reporting to the airport and will be running continuous shifts to ensure the airport continues to stay open and the runways safe and operational.

As of 3:30p.m., the airlines have cancelled a total of 14 out of 52 scheduled flights. COS anticipates there may be additional delays and cancellations to come and should be advised of possible impacts on tomorrow’s flight schedule. Passengers needing information regarding their flights should contact their airline directly.

         American: 800-433-7300

         Delta: (800) 221-1212

         Frontier: 801-401-9000

         United: 800-864-8331

With the forecast winter advisories in effect, travelers are advised to allow additional time and to check their flight status prior to heading to the airport.

The airport will remain open 24/7.

To stay up to date on flight status, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos/flight-status.

Update 2:17 p.m.

The City of Colorado Springs will post a live video of a joint City and County press conference at 3:00 p.m. you can find the video at https://www.facebook.com/CityofCOS/.

Update 1:14 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) will implement a system-wide shut down today, April 10, due to inclement weather.

  • Beginning at 6:15 p.m. all buses will go to the end of their route and then return to the transit facility.
  • Last pull-out from the downtown bus terminal will be 6:15 p.m.
  • Route 40 that services PPCC Rampart Campus will shut down and return to the transit facility at 2:00 p.m.
  • Routes 23 (Galley Rd./Tutt Blvd.), 25 (N. Academy Blvd./Voyager Pkwy) and 39 (Corporate Dr./Voyager Pkwy) may shut down earlier depending on weather conditions.

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).

Update 12:19 p.m. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the interest of safety of staff and reducing road congestion, all City of Colorado Springs government offices as well as the Pioneers Museum will close Wednesday, April 10, at 2 p.m. due to inclement weather. The closure applies to non-essential personnel. All emergency responders and essential personnel are required to work normal schedules.

Sertich Ice Center and all of the City’s Community Centers have cancelled Wednesday evening programs and are requesting early pickup for all children scheduled in afterschool programs. All youth and adult sports programs and games are also cancelled Wednesday.

No park closures are in effect at this time.

The City encourages people to stay off the roads, if possible, as conditions are expected to deteriorate with blizzard conditions expected north of Woodmen Road. High winds and blowing snow could cause visibility problems in several areas.

Update 11:30 a.m.

There is a blizzard warning starting at noon for northern El Paso County, Monument Ridge and parts of Rampart Range. Snow combined with sustained high winds are expected to cause limited visibility and make travel unsafe, especially in northern parts of the city. Stay off the roads if you can to avoid becoming stranded or getting in a crash, and to allow room for snow plows to work. If you are out on the road, make sure you have your winter emergency kit in your vehicle. For a list of what to include visit https://coloradosprings.gov/buildakit.

Stay tuned to local news and official city and county information at:

Colorado Springs Winter Weather Hub: ColoradoSprings.gov/winterweather

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