Heavy snow overnight in the Pikes Peak Region dropped nearly a foot in some areas of Teller County and northern El Paso County, including northern parts of Colorado Springs through the morning commute Tuesday.
The heaviest amounts are in/near the foothills and over the Palmer Divide. Areas on the east side and south side of the Colorado Springs metro have less snow, but are still around half a foot in quite a few neighborhoods. Security/Widefield and Fountain have between 2.5″ and 4.5″ in most areas.
As heavy snow developed overnight, plows were not able to keep up with rates of 2″ per hour in some areas. The storm moved into the eastern plains during the early morning and a strong north wind developing on the backside of the storm will continue create dangerous travel through the day, especially northeast of Colorado Springs.
A Blizzard Warning has been issued for eastern Douglas County, including Interstate 25, Elbert County and areas to the northeast through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Travel will be impossible at times in these areas and is strongly discouraged.