Snow showers continue this evening creating slick road conditions across southern Colorado. Overnight the N Pikes Peak Region sees a second push of moisture and locally heavy snowfall will once again be possible. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Warning for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
Local agencies are trying to strike a balance between getting our community prepared for a chemical or biological attack, and causing panic.
On Friday, the city of Colorado Springs offered tips on what you can do to be ready.
Fire Department Hazardous Materials crews are the city's first line of defense if there is a chemical or biological attack. They have devices that can detect everything from chemical agents to radiation. But they say the real danger in our community comes from hazardous materials, not a potential terrorist attack. "You're like a million times more likely to have some kind of hazmat incident that's major, than you are a weapon of mass destruction," says Lieutenant Tom Barron with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Both the fire department and city leaders are getting questions from citizens about how to prepare for war. In response, a 1-page tip sheet is available, and it describes how to be prepared for any disaster, not just a terrorist attack.
The tip sheets will be available at locations across the city, including all fire and police stations. You can also get it on the internet:
City leaders stressed, they have no information that Colorado Springs is the target of any terrorist threats.