LIMON, Colo. (KDVR) — A blizzard warning is in effect for the Eastern Plains of Colorado until midnight Tuesday. The blizzard is causing whiteout conditions and road closures for the eastern half of the state.
FOX31’s Jim Hooley is reporting near Limon on Tuesday morning. You can watch his full report in the media player above.
“The wind is really blowing out here. We’re not talking about gusts, it’s nonstop and it just keeps coming and coming,” Hooley reported. “Dangerous driving conditions and no word when things will get any better out here.”
“It is relentless out here,” Hooley shared.
Snow showers will continue across the Eastern Plains until the late afternoon hours with blustery winds reducing visibility. Winds will be between 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
What roads are closed?
- Interstate 76 is closed from Sterling to the Nebraska border as of 6:25 a.m.
- I-70 is closed from E-470 to the Kansas border as of 6:25 a.m.
- At 6:25 a.m. CSP Sterling said, “Every roadway in the counties of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick is in the process of being shut down. Please do not drive around road closed gates or signs.”
There are several other roads closed for the eastern half of the state. See full closures here.
What is a blizzard warning?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a blizzard warning is issued when there are the following conditions:
- Low visibility of less than a quarter mile due to falling and/or blowing snow
- Winds at least 35 mph are expected for at least 3 hours
Where to see weather alerts
If a winter alert is issued for your area, whether it is a blizzard watch or warning, winter weather advisory or winter storm warning, it will always show up at the top of the FOX31 website. You can see all weather alerts here.
The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.