High winds force Cripple Creek-Victor buses to shut down Monday

By: Chhun Sun
March 6, 2017 Updated: March 6, 2017 at 11:09 am
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photo - Sunrise on Monday morning, as seen from the summit of Pikes Peak. (Courtesy Pikes Peak Cog Railway)
Sunrise on Monday morning, as seen from the summit of Pikes Peak. (Courtesy Pikes Peak Cog Railway) 

Update: 11:07 a.m.

Frontier Airlines has canceled eight flights to and from Denver because of high winds on Monday, according to the company's website.

For more details, visit here.

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Update: 10:24 a.m.

High winds have prompted a few flight cancellations and delays Monday morning at the Colorado Springs Airport, said Nate Lavin, an airport spokesman.

The canceled flights are to and from Denver International Airport, Lavin said.

For flight information, click here.

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Update: 7:02 a.m. -

Denver International Airport is warning that high winds may cause flight delays this afternoon.

"Please check with your airline for flight information," the airport said in a tweet Monday.

Click here for arrival and departure updates.

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With the possibility of strong winds, warm temperatures and dry conditions, the National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued Monday a red flag warning for El Paso County and surrounding communities.

The warning will be from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday.

During this time, the weather service says winds could whip up to 45 mph with gusting at 65 mph.

High winds already have disrupted life in parts of Teller County on Monday morning.

Cripple Creek-Victor schools won't have buses running their normal routes because of the high winds. School remains in session with normal start and end times for classes, but students who are absent due to the canceled bus routes will be excused.

A high wind warning will be in place until 6 p.m., affecting El Paso, Teller, Fremont and Pueblo counties. The weather service warns of possible power outages and property damage and asks drivers of high-profile vehicles, such as semi-trucks, to "exercise extreme caution or postpone travel."

According to the Gazette news partner KKTV, temperatures are forecast to reach in the 60s in some places across the Pikes Peak region on Monday. Colorado Springs could see a high near 48 degrees with mostly sunny skies and wind gusts at 55 mph in the afternoon.

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