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Colorado Springs on ‘Accident Alert’ Monday due to snow, dangerous cold

Cheyenne Mountain on the southwest side of the Springs o a brutally cold Valentine's Day 2021.
Cheyenne Mountain on the southwest side of the Springs on a brutally cold Valentine's Day 2021.(KKTV)
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 7:57 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Springs Police Department remains accident alert status Monday as the Pikes Peak region continues to grapple with subzero temperatures and snow.

While on cold reporting, if there is a crash where alcohol or drugs are not suspected and there are no injuries, the drivers involved are asked to exchange information instead of calling police out to the scene. Drivers then have up to 72 hours to pick up a cold crash report from the police department or State Patrol.

Click here for more information on reporting a crash.

“Drivers should also be reminded to take the appropriate steps to avoid being involved in a traffic accident during adverse weather and road conditions. Drivers should check road and travel conditions before heading out and leave more time to get to their destination. Drivers need to travel at a safe speed for the conditions and leave an increased and safe following distance from the vehicle in front of them. Drivers should use streets and roadways less hazardous in winter driving conditions. Drivers also need to remove snow and ice obstructing their vision and have adequate snow tires on their vehicles,” CSPD said.

This bitter cold snap is expected through Monday. Temperatures will then crawl back into the low 30s Tuesday-Thursday before breaking 40 Friday.

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