Public encouraged to stay at home, monitor weather conditions
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning to impact El Paso County, at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning through 10 p.m. Thursday night. The public is urged to prepare for blizzard like conditions with heavy snow and sustained winds between 30 and 40 mph with gusts up to 70-plus mph along the Interstate 25 corridor and areas to the east.
Snow accumulation predictions range from a couple inches in the southern part of the County, 3 to 5 inches in the City of Colorado Springs, and up to 9 inches in northern El Paso County. The wet heavy snow combined with sustained high winds will cause limited visibility and make travel unsafe. Residents are asked to remain indoors as much as possible to avoid becoming stranded or getting in a crash, and to allow snow crews to plow major roadways.
Residents are encouraged to secure outdoor items or bring them inside.
The Pikes Pike Regional Office of Emergency Management will be activated to coordinate response operations throughout the storm’s duration. On Tuesday evening, El Paso County and City of Colorado Springs snow crews will pretreat pre-identified roads that are more likely to become hazardous. A full activation of about 40 City and more than 35 County snow plows, trucks and more than 20 County graders will begin early Wednesday morning.
For information about City snow routes visit www.ColoradoSprings.gov/snow. Go to https://publicworks.elpasoco.com/road-bridge/snow-plowing/ for more info about County snow removal operations.
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