A storm system is moving into Southern Colorado. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to wet snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, as temps will be coldest here. So then, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning. Updated snowfall forecast graphics can be found by clicking the Breaking Weather Alert tab to the left.
The treatment center where a teenager died earlier this week revamped its procedures four years ago after restraining injuries drew the attention of state human services workers.
Fifteen-year-old Orlena Parker stopped breathing Monday while
being restrained by six women and a man at the Devereux Cleo
Wallace Center. Officials said Parker, who weighed 270 pounds,
charged a staff member.
Colorado Department of Human Services officials questioned Cleo
Wallace's restraint practices in 1993 after a boy died at the
company's Westminster center, one of two centers it runs.
The department investigated the Colorado Springs facility in
1999 after 32 physical restraints were reported in one month and a
boy suffered a cracked vertebra while being restrained.