COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A powerful spring storm that brought a variety of extreme weather conditions to eastern Colorado Thursday is beginning to move away from the state.
The southern Front Range woke up Friday to partly to mostly cloudy skies with areas of fog and flurries along the mountains and Palmer Divide.
Drivers in Teller County and in communities along the Palmer Divide dealt with iced over windshields and some slippery streets thanks to freezing cold temperatures and leftover moisture on the roads from Thursday's snowfall.
Conditions will remain unsettled region-wide Friday as the storm moves out. Temperatures are only expected to reach the upper-40s as skies remain cloudy with spotty showers and thunderstorms expected to redevelop this afternoon.
The brunt of this spring storm moved through Colorado on Thursday. It brought up to half-a-foot of snow to parts of the Pikes Peak Region and large hail to the southeastern plains.
The day started with heavy snow across Teller County and the Palmer Divide, with heavy rain in Colorado Springs.
Conditions were especially tough for drivers on I-25 north of Colorado Springs during the mid-morning hours.
Traffic was diverted off of northbound I-25 at Highway 105 in Monument after poor road conditions snarled traffic.
Multiple semi trucks became stuck on the snow-covered interstate, jamming up traffic.
Plows were deployed to clear the snow and get traffic moving. By noon, conditions had improved.
The late spring snow also caused travel headaches across northern Colorado Springs and in Teller County.
The Colorado Springs Police Department was placed on accident alert because of the snowy roads and a high number of crashes, especially on the north side. That expired at 2:42 p.m.
The rest of the Colorado Springs metro area saw periods of heavy rain and rain mixed with snow. Standing water and minor street flooding created hydroplaning concerns for some drivers.
Accumulating snow fell in Woodland Park Thursday too. Snow piled up on the grass, trees, rooftops, and side streets.
By early afternoon, the snow had slowed down in the Pikes Peak Region, but severe thunderstorms were ramping up in the southeastern plains. One such storm brought large hail to the Pueblo area.
By 6 p.m., the brunt of the storm had moved out of southern Colorado. Pueblo County continued to see some light rounds of hail hit in waves.
A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Fountain Creek near Fountain until Saturday afternoon. Flood stage is 8 feet. The creek was at 9.4' as of 10 a.m. Thursday.