Wednesday Newscast, 3/13/19, 5:32 p.m.

Mar 13, 2019

Newscast for Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

  • White-out conditions, wind gusts of over 90 miles per hour, approximately 1,100 stranded motorists, as well as over 18,000 residents without power, have officials urging everyone to stay home and stay off the roads. Plows are working as quickly as possible, but visibility issues, especially in the northeast portions of Colorado Springs and El Paso County, are impeding progress. A number of emergency shelters are open to service those in need across Colorado Springs and El Paso County. The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for Colorado Springs and the southern part of El Paso County until midnight. The warning runs until 6 a.m. for northern El Paso County. Current shelters include: 
  • Homeless Shelter available at Springs Rescue Mission; 5 W. Las Vegas Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
  • The Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Milton Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Woodmen Valley Chapel; 290 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Woodmen Valley Heights Campus; 8292 Woodmen Valley Vw, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Mountain Springs Church, 7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Falcon Patriot Learning Center; 11990 Swingline Road, Peyton, CO
  • Calhan St. Paul’s; 1450 5th St, Calhan, CO
  • Monument St. Peter’s; 55 Jefferson St, Monument, CO
  • New Covenant Church; 77 Perry Park Ave, Larkspur, CO
  • Black Forest Community Church, 6845 Shoup Rd, Black Forest, CO (Note: A phone number is posted on the door, call and the shelter will be opened)
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds; 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO

  • Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser and Governor Jared Polis are suing the Trump administration to recover more than two million dollars they say the government is withholding from the state’s police departments and jails. 91.5 KRCC’s Scott Franz has more…