Colorado Springs on accident alert status

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs is now on accident alert status as weather conditions rapidly worsen Wednesday.

A blizzard warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday-6 a.m. Thursday.

Accident Alert, or cold reporting, means if a driver is involved in a crash where alcohol or drugs are not suspected and there are no injuries, that the driver should exchange information with any other people involved, instead of calling police out to the scene.

During cold reporting, drivers have up to 72 hours to pick up a cold crash report from the police department. They are also available online here.

Visibility will be extremely poor Wednesday into Thursday morning. Wind gusts will exceed 65-70 mph at times, making it difficult to see even in areas with just a couple of inches of snow. Motorists are advised to stay off the roads unless they absolutely must drive somewhere. For those who must drive, stay up-to-date with the most current weather conditions and road closures, and leave more time to get to their destination if they must drive. Travel at or slower than the suggested speed limit and leave plenty of room between other cars.