A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. 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.
Authorities are searching for a driver accused a striking a police officer, then taking off from the scene.
The officer was directing traffic at the scene of a head-on collision at Nevada and Southgate when police say the sedan drove into the accident area and hit the officer. The sedan drove off, and the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are now looking for a dark-colored newer model sedan, possibly a Nissan, last seen going northbound on Nevada from Southgate about 6:50 p.m.
If you have any information that can help police, you are asked to contact authorities immediately. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol have also been notified and are searching for the vehicle.
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