Treacherous Tuesday travel day: Here’s what you need to know

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Interstate 25 in Monument around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Interstate 25 in Monument around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Heavy snow fell overnight and through the morning in the Pikes Peak region and up to northern Colorado. Here’s what you need to know before you step outside.

Road conditions

Roads are snow-packed throughout southern Colorado. If you must travel, allow extra time to move through your neighborhood.

A live look at Tejon and Colorado in downtown Colorado Springs:

All southern Colorado highways are now open, but drivers should expect icy and snow-packed roads.

Heading north?

A live look at Interstate 25 in Monument:

Travel is strongly discouraged over the Palmer Divide (between Monument and Castle Rock), where a Blizzard Warning is in effect until 5 p.m.

Several northern Colorado highways are also closed. Visit cotrip.org for a full list of Colorado highway closures.

Closings and delays

Most schools are off Tuesday for Thanksgiving break, but several local businesses and military posts have closed or delayed opening.

>> Full list of closings and delays.

Flight cancellations

Hundreds of flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport. A handful of flights into and out of the Colorado Springs Airport have also been canceled.

>> Check DIA flight status.

>> Check COS flight status.

Forecast

REST OF TODAY: Travel will remain hazardous, especially northeast of Colorado Springs as strong north winds will create blowing snow and whiteouts on top of what accumulated overnight and early this morning in addition to some lighter snow through the day. The north wind, gusting between 40 and 50 mph into the afternoon, will bring snow to and end over central Colorado Springs, but snow will continue over the Palmer Divide and a BLIZZARD WARNING is active until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Travel is not advised in these areas.

TONIGHT: The snow will continue to move away from the area and the wind will wind down. Temperatures will be cold with snow on the ground, ranging from the single digits to the teens.

>> Full forecast from FOX21 chief meteorologist Matt Meister.

Accident alert

The Colorado Springs Police Department and Fountain Police Department are on cold reporting. If you are involved in a crash that meets the following conditions, you should exchange your information with the other drivers and complete a cold report within 72 hours.

  • No fatalities or injuries.
  • No driver or passenger is suspected of driving under the influence.
  • All drivers are present with license, registration, and insurance information.
  • No damage to public property, such as a street sign or utility pole, has occurred.

In Colorado Springs, go to a police department substation or coloradosprings.gov.

In Fountain, go to the Fountain Police Department, any state patrol office, or colorado.gov/pacific/csp/crash-information .

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