Colorado Springs, Fountain on ‘accident alert’ status Tuesday due to icy roads

Snow falling across Colorado Springs 4/15/21.
Snow falling across Colorado Springs 4/15/21.(Mike Petkash)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 8:39 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:54 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs and Fountain are both on accident alert status Tuesday morning following another blast of winter to the region.

The alert went into place just after midnight

While on accident alert, or 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 to report a crash with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Click here to report with Colorado State Patrol.

“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,” police wrote online. “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.”

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