Update 7 p.m. Eastbound lanes of Austin Bluffs Parkway are closed at Mallow Road. The National Weather Service in Pueblo reports light snow and a temperature of 18 degrees at the Colorado Springs Airport.

Update 6:45 p.m. The Fountain Police Department is on accident alert. Cars traveling eastbound on Austin Bluffs Parkway, in front of UCCS, are being diverted to Meadow Lane. Colorado Springs police report that Woodemen Road, west of I-25, is glazed over.

Update 5:30 p.m. The Colorado Springs Police Department is now on accident alert status.

Update 5:20 p.m. Blustery, freezing weather, flurries and wet roads are being reported throughout El Paso County. In Colorado Springs, icy conditions are being reported at Union Boulevard and Woodmen Road. Blowing snow and limited visibility is being reported at Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road, and also at Carefree Circle. North of the city, cars are crawling up Monument Hill at a reported speed of 8 mph between mile markers 163 and 171.

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To say that it will be cold Monday night through Tuesday would be a gross understatement. But even those kids staying up past their bedtimes to wish for snow days at 11:11 p.m. on the eve of Nov. 11 might not have such great luck.

Colorado Springs was spared the near-blizzard conditions reported in northern Colorado Monday morning, and should stay safe from them, according to predictions from meteorologist Randy Gray of the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The risk of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning is low – sorry, kids – but a 20 percent chance is as good as it gets. Commuters may see flurries on their way home from work in the early evening.

By early afternoon Monday, steady winds of 46 mph were recorded at the Colorado Springs Airport.

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