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Southern Colorado drivers endure October snow

Damaged car that slid off the highway on I-25 south Sunday.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - Sunday brought a tough day of driving across parts of Southern Colorado, especially for October.

"Crazy, but it's Pueblo, it's Colorado. Gotta deal with it," Pueblo resident Michelle Carter told KRDO. "Reminds me of Christmas!"

Still, even this early in the year, there's always someone who likes the snow.

"I don't mind it, I think it's pretty good. Helps the fires up north," Jesus Alverado said.

Pueblo saw a dumping of snow early Sunday night, and I-25 was a slippery mess in spots, too, with low visibility causing a few cars to slide right off the road.

Damaged car off the highway on I-25 south Sunday.

"Beneath that snow is a layer of ice because we saw that freezing drizzle first," said Michelle Peulen with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

CDOT had every state plow out on the highways Sunday. That's around 100 plows in the southeast region.

As they continue work to clear the snow overnight, and through Monday, they're asking people to stay out of their way.

"With COVID-19, a lot of us got used to teleworking. So tomorrow would be a good opportunity to have a teleworking day," Michelle said. "Stay home and stay warm, and if you don't have to go out, don't."

Tune into Good Morning Colorado on KRDO Monday to learn more about road conditions for your morning commute.

Julia Donovan

Julia is a reporter for KRDO. Learn more about Julia here.

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