COLORADO SPRINGS — Damage has been reported around southern Colorado as Wednesday’s severe storm makes its way through the state. Below is a working list of damage reports.

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  • Highway 287 is closed from Springfield to Wiley due to crashes and downed power lines.
  • Colorado State Patrol has closed I-25 southbound at MP 163 (Monument Hill) to all commercial vehicles because of high winds. Unknown open time.
  • Per Colorado State Patrol, Highway 50 is closed from Las Animas to Lamar.
  • High wind restriction for all high profile or light trailers. Between Exit 288: Buckeye Road and Exit 293: Carr (11 miles north of the Wellington area) at Mile Point 278. CMV, light high profile vehicles no travel north of MP278 Owl Canyon Road due to strong wind. US 287 and US 85 are not viable travel options.
  • CLOSED: Highway 50 from La Junta to Lamar, Highway 287 from Oklahoma to Kit Carson, Highway 160 from Kansas to Springfield. Blowing dirt, power lines down. Semis overturned.
  • Highway 285 is closed due to blizzard conditions
  • Due to extreme high winds in the area, @ColoradoDOT is restricting travel of high profile vehicles in El Paso County. High Wind Restriction in place for all high-profile vehicles on the following State roadways in El Paso County: I 25, CO 21 (Powers Blvd), US 24, Hwy 115 & CO 83. Semis, tractor trailers, buses, recreational and all other high profile vehicles aren’t allowed on the roadways in El Paso County at this time. They are asked to park and shelter in place safely.



Video from Lamar. Video courtesy of Don Steerman.
96 gallon trash can totes blowing in Briargate near Union and research. Courtesy of Dan Craig.


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