Winter Weather Blankets Colorado

February 2, 2016
Weather alerts from the National Weather Service in Pueblo, as of 11:16 AM, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016Credit National Weather Service - Pueblo
Weather alerts from the National Weather Service in Pueblo, as of 11:16 AM, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

The Winter Storm Warning that blanketed much of Colorado over the past several days is lifting piece by piece as the snowstorm moves out of the state. It leaves behind record-breaking snowfall in some places, and communities with closed schools and government offices.

In El Paso County, 31 plows and 23 graders are working on primary routes, and reporting blowing and drifting conditions which requires repeated plowing of the same roads. In Colorado Springs, plows are out; bus service has been suspended.

CDOT's plowtracker, Feb. 2, 2016Credit Colorado Department of Transportation
CDOT's plowtracker, Feb. 2, 2016

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new snowplow tracker that allows residents to see real-time locations of the agency's snowplow fleet. The department says it will also allow for a more efficient deployment of its vehicles during winter storms. Monitoring is available at COTrip.org.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center indicates avalanche warnings in the San Juans and Sangre de Christo mountains, among other locations. The agency lists the Front Range as having considerable danger of an avalanche.

Travelers are being asked to check COTrip.org or call 511 for road conditions before heading out. While some winter storm warnings are expected to expire at 11 this morning, the National Weather Service says temperatures aren't expected to reach the 30s until Friday in Colorado Springs, with a high of 30 expected tomorrow in Pueblo.