Snow wallops southeastern Colorado, breaking trees and knocking out power

Spring Storm: 8 a.m. Team Coverage

Pueblo County bore the brunt of a spring snowstorm that moved into southern Colorado Friday night. 

Snow stacked up several inches deep in Pueblo and Pueblo West.

Thousands lost power overnight as tree branches broke under the weight of the snow and crashed down on power lines.


While the accumulation was thick on colder surfaces across Pueblo County, it appears the roads have remained mostly wet.

As expected, areas along and south of Highway 50 have been hit especially hard. Chain laws are in effect for commercial vehicles driving on I-25 between mile marker 11 and the New Mexico state line. Travel on I-25 from Colorado City southward was discouraged by the National Weather Service Saturday morning.

The situation in La Junta is similar to the situation in Pueblo. A large amount of heavy, wet snow has fallen, putting a strain on trees.


The southern half of Colorado Springs only picked up light snow accumulations overnight. Roads in this area are just wet. 

Heavier amounts of snow fell across northern Colorado Springs, where some accumulation did occur on the roads. If you have to travel across northern Colorado Springs this morning, you should plan to encounter slushy areas as well as a few slick spots.

As is typically the case, the city's northern and western suburbs have seen the most snowfall. Traffic cameras showed several inches of snow have accumulated in places like The Air Force Academy, Gleneagle, Woodmoor and Monument. 

I-25 through Colorado Springs is wet until about Garden of the Gods Road when snow and slush begin to appear. You will encounter winter driving conditions on Monument Hill this morning. Traffic cameras show that the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Interquest Parkway is completely snow-packed.

Several inches of snow fell in Woodland Park overnight as well. Our Neighborhood Weather Network Camera there shows that Highway 24 is just wet, but side streets and parking lots in the city are snow-covered.





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