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.
One westbound lane of Interstate 80 is open at Big Springs, Nebraska, after crews spent Saturday night removing debris from a fatal crash that caused a bridge to collapse on the highway.
The collapse happened Friday night when a westbound semitrailer
slammed into the center support columns of a county road bridge
spanning the interstate in western Nebraska near the Colorado
border. The driver was killed, and one eastbound semi was crushed
by the falling bridge. That driver escaped with only minor injuries.
Nebraska officials say the cleanup is moving faster than expected and they're optimistic that all four lanes of traffic will reopen by Sunday evening.
The cost of the cleanup hasn't been estimated but federal matching funds are expected to help with the expense.