Final Shelter Closure Update – 6:30Pm, March 14, 2019
As of now, all shelters in Southeastern Colorado are closed and residents have returned safely home. Thank you to all that sacrificed to provide comfort to those in need!
Shelter Update – 3:40 PM
Shelter Closures: The shelter in Monument at St. Peters Catholic Church has been closed and the shelter at the Wiggins Elementary School has been closed.
Shelter Update – 1:30 PM
Shelters remain open as people wait for the road to clear. A few people have been taken to their cars although many of those were not able to dig them out. Rescue efforts continue and many of those are being taken to shelters. The Red Cross has shelters open and there are a number of warming shelters open in Denver for people without power. If you are in the Denver area and in need of shelter you can call 311 to get help.
Red Cross Shelters
- Douglas County Fairgrounds – Open –
- Elbert County Fairgrounds – Open – there are 3 additional independent shelters. They are hoping to consolidate them into 1 shelter for tonight
- Wiggins Elem School – Closed
- Peyton Fire Protection – Closed
- SD38 Kilmer Elementary – Closed
- SD49 Patriot Learning Center – Open 35 people
- St Paul Lutheran Church – Calhan – Closed
- St. Peter Catholic Church, Monument – Closed
- Woodmen Valley Chapel Rockrimmon – closed at 1PM
- Woodmen Valley Chapel Woodmen Heights – Closed at 1:00 p.m.
- Douglas WY – Open – 4 People
Update at 9:40 AM – Thursday, March 14, 2019 – The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Wiggins Elementary School, 415 Main St, Wiggins, Colorado. Stranded motorists stayed at the local fire station overnight and will be moved to the new shelter location. This will provide a much more comfortable location for those needing shelter.
Information Update as of 8 AM Thursday, March 14, 2019
Shelters remained open overnight along the Colorado Front Range from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne, WY. Our volunteers worked through the night to take care of more than 300 people who sought refuge from the storm.
- Overnight shelter count:
- Douglas County Fairgrounds – 353
- Elbert County Fairgrounds – 39
- Peyton Fire Protection – 1
- SD38 Kilmer Elementary – 0
- SD49 Patriot Learning Center – 57
- St Paul Lutheran Church – Calhan – 0
- St. Peter Catholic Church, Monument – 110
- Woodmen Valley Chapel Rockrimmon – 10
- Woodmen Valley Chapel Woodmen Heights – 50
- Douglas WY – 4
The above numbers reflect all open Red Cross shelters in Colorado as of Midnight, March 13, 2019. There were several non-RedCross shelters open but counts are not available. Photos below are from the shelter effort at Douglas County Fairgrounds. Photos by Troy Staples/American Red Cross.
Highways remain closed between Colorado Springs and Denver. Many of the side roads are blocked by snow drifts and/or abandoned vehicles. If you must venture out today be sure to check with Colorado Department of Transpoprtation for road closures at COTRIP.ORG.
Updated Information as of 4:30 PM
Updated Information as of 5:30 PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 –
Converse County National Guard Armory – Red Cross of Wyoming has opened a shelter at 315 Pearson Rd., Douglas WY to assist those people affected by the blizzard and the closure of I-25.
Black Forest Community Church (Independent) Now Open- 6845 Shoup Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
Updated Information as of 12:50 PM
Southeastern Colorado Shelters
Kilmer Elementary School – Is officially up and running after power was restored.
The American Red Cross has warming shelters available at the following locations. If you need shelter from the storm you can go to these locations. Red Cross volunteers or Community Partner volunteers are on scene.
Woodmen Valley Chapel (Independent) – Rockrimmon Campus – 230 E. Woodmen Road Colorado Springs CO 80919
Woodmen Valley Chapel (Independent)– Woodmen Heights Campus – 8292 Woodmen Valley View
Black Forest Community Church (Independent) – 6845 Shoup Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
St Peter’s Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St, Monument, CO 80132
Kilmer Elementary School – Power has been restored. Doors are open. Please use the south doors.
4285 Walker Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Patriot Learning Center
11990 Swingline Rd, Peyton, CO 80831
13665 Railroad St, Peyton, CO 80831
13885 Bradshaw Rd
PEYTON, CO 80831
St Paul’s Lutheran Church (Independent)
1450 5th St, Calhan, CO 80808
1511 E 11th
Loveland, CO 80537
Emmanuel Baptist Church
300 Ballpark Rd
Sterling, CO 80751
The Leeper Center
3800 Wilson Avenue
Wellington, CO 80549
Berthoud Community Center
248 Welch Rd.
Haxtum Methodist Church
105 S. Washington Ave., Haxtum CO
Ft. Morgan HS
709 E Riverview Ave.
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Douglas Co. Fairgrounds
500 Fairgrounds Rd.
Castle Rock, Co 80104
New Covenant Church
77 Perry Park Ave.
Larkspur, CO 80118
Elbert Co. Fairgrounds
95 Ute Ave.
Kiowa, CO 80117
The Storey Gym – on standby if needed
2811 House Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001