Overnight a disturbance passes through parts of S Colorado... this will bring a push of moisture falling as rain in the Plains with a few late night/early morning showers possible in Pueblo. For the Palmer Divide, N & W El Paso Co. and Teller Co. it will fall as snow... bringing a few additional inches of accumulation in mainly between 1am and 6am, lingering into the mid morning. Winds also pick up overnight with gusts into the 40s, the winds look to continue across much of S Colo. through the day Sunday.... head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
Colorado Springs police say there were more than 70 accidents Thursday morning as wintry weather hit the area for the first time this season.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department says one those accidents involved their one of their own fire trucks. The accident happened just after 9 a.m. at the intersection of Research and Lexington, when CSFD says the truck was hit by a driver that slid into the intersection and was unable to stop. The fire truck was returning from a call, and had the green light at the time according to CSFD.
The Fire Department said the driver in the other car was injured, and was transported to the hospital for treatment. No firefighters were hurt. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, CSFD said they were thankful the injuries were not more serious.
The fire truck sustained moderate damage, but the Fire Department says it will be able to stay in service.
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