A morning drizzle turned to snow Thursday afternoon and caused slick conditions and delays for some commuters across the Pikes Peak region and Colorado.
The National Weather Service predicts snow will fall through Friday. In Colorado Springs, less than one inch of accumulation is expected.
Snow shut down southbound lanes of I-25 over Raton Pass at the Colorado-New Mexico border, according to CDOT, but those lanes later reopened.
I-25 SB: Road open between MM 11 and MM 0. All southbound lanes now open from mm 11 to 0. https://t.co/U08ECmpIAT— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) November 21, 2019
At about noon, snow started to stick along the shoulder on the I-25 bridge over Woodmen Road, though the lanes are reportedly unaffected.
Freezing drizzle and fog caused slick road conditions Thursday morning.
Icy conditions were reported near Monument, Larkspur and Castle Rock.
Mix of light snow and freezing drizzle along I-25 near Monument Hill this morning, with icy and slick conditions reported. Expect light snow to persist through the day, with some minor accumulations expected. Image courtesy @ColoradoDOT #cowx pic.twitter.com/C65N5zMof2— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) November 21, 2019
Heavy snow has already started to fall along areas east of Colorado Springs and is expected to continue through the morning, tapering off and turning to rain by the afternoon, the National Weather Service reported.
Heavy snow falling along Highway 24/285 near Buena Vista this morning. Expect a period of moderate to heavy snow through the morning tapering to flurries and snow showers this afternoon and evening. Image courtesy @ColoradoDOT #cowx pic.twitter.com/EI98bdWDBB— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) November 21, 2019
Earlier this morning, a crash on I-25 south of Colorado Springs caused havoc with the morning commute.
Northbound I-25 was closed at exit 128 in Fountain because of the crash. Traffic cameras showed long backups.
Colorado State Patrol tweeted around 7:15 a.m. that all lanes had reopened.