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.
A soggy, stormy afternoon in Southern Colorado keeps people on their toes. The severe weather causes delays and keeps fire crews busy.
Fire investigators say it may have been lightning that had firefighters respond to a housefire. Flames would eventually torch the roof, causing the ceiling to collapse.
Hail and lightning also forced Pikes Peak Hill Climb spectators at the summit to come down the mountain after the storm calms down. The race did continue after a 2-hour delay. But the racing route was cut in half with much disappointment to racers hoping to get to the finish line.
Race officials say the hail was so deep near the summit, they had to send up snow plows to clear the road from all the hail.
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