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Freezing precipitation leaving slick roads, slow Monday commute

By: The Gazette
April 7, 2014 Updated: April 7, 2014 at 8:59 am
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photo - Radar from Monday morning. (National Weather Service)
Radar from Monday morning. (National Weather Service) 

A spring storm over northern El Paso County brought snow and wintry conditions to Monday’s commute, reducing visibility for drivers and causing plenty of slide offs because of black ice on the roads.

The Colorado State Patrol reported several minor wrecks along Interstate 25 from County Line Road to Interquest Parkway by 7:30 a.m., and Colorado Springs police responded to a crash on southbound Powers Boulevard near Research Parkway that slowed traffic to a near standstill.

A vehicle was reportedly on its side in a field after a rollover crash at Marksheffel and Woodmen roads resulted in minor injuries, according to police.

A crash on Highway 83 near Northgate Road and a slide off on northbound Interstate 25 north of Monument Hill added to traffic woes for motorists.

State patrol also tweeted of a rollover crash at Hodgen and Roller Coaster.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered snow showers are expected to continue through the morning and into early afternoon over the mountains, with local accumulations of up to two inches in higher elevations.

Partly sunny conditions may develop in the afternoon with a forecast high of 51 for Colorado Springs, the weather service said.

A low of about 29 degrees expected Monday night with partly cloudy conditions and a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

Click here for up-to-the-minute traffic updates.

 

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