City plows working to clear lingering ice; more snow and cold coming

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Tejon Street outside the El Paso County Courthouse in downtown Colorado Springs around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Tejon Street outside the El Paso County Courthouse in downtown Colorado Springs around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs city snowplows are out in full force to clear the roads of lingering snow and ice before the next round of winter weather comes in this afternoon.

Public works said secondary routes remain snow-packed and icy. Crews are focusing on these roadways, as well as school routes.

CDOT reports icy spots on several highways across southern Colorado, including Interstate 25 between Denver and Colorado Springs, Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs, Highway 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek, Highway 50 west of Pueblo, Highway 96 west of Pueblo, and Highway 115 from Colorado Springs to Penrose.

A live look at Interstate 25 in Monument:

Flight cancellations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Winter weather has caused airlines to cancel dozens of flights at Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport Tuesday, according to data from FlightAware.

>> Check DIA flight status.

>> Check COS flight status.

Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United airlines have all issued travel advisories for flights to and from Colorado airports. Passengers scheduled to travel on these flights may be eligible to change their itineraries with no change fees. Tap the name of each airline for more information.

Forecast

A few spots in the northern part of the viewing area will have some flurries or light snow at times this morning. It’ll stay cold today with highs only in the 20s to around 30. Through the afternoon snow will begin to expand to the south as the cold front with even colder air moves south. Wind will pick up a little bit in the afternoon as the snow increases. It should be snowing during the evening commute.

>> Tap here for a full forecast from FOX21 Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister.

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