Icy Blast Causes Treacherous Roads
Residents in Saguache Today felt their first real blast of winter overnight as temperatures plummeted along with a weather system that brought a layer of ice across the San Luis Valley.
Last night, it was reported by Saguache Sheriff Deputy Wayne Clark via social media:
Many parts of Saguache County roads are snow packed and icy. In the last 2.5 hours Deputies have responded to 3 vehicle slide-offs and one vehicle roll over. If you do not need to go out tonight please stay at home. If you do need to go out please drive slowly and carefully. Make sure you have winter supplies including blankets, food, water, and a phone charger. If you need help please contact the SO at 719-655-2525. Be safe!
In addition, the Mountain Valley School Superintendent Travis Garoutte also called a delayed school schedule anticipating the weather system could create dangerous situations on the roads. Garoutte also posted the decision on Facebook as follows:
Due to icy road conditions, Mountain Valley School will have a 2-hour delayed start on Monday, November 12th. School buses will be running on a 2-hour delay as well. Classes will start at 10 am. Stay warm and be safe
While the sun will return to Saguache Today, temperatures are not likely to climb out of the freeze box for a couple of days. Stay warm!