While many businesses have been closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak, search and rescue crews are still hard at work around Colorado.

As snow hit the state on Thursday, drivers were threatened with stranding as blizzard conditions roared. According to El Paso County Search and Rescue, they sent a team to find a stranded motorist at around 7PM. By the time they returned at midnight, they had conducted five additional missions to total six. Eighteen were rescued, including a pregnant woman, a dog, and two chickens.

Elsewhere in Colorado, a climber was saved after dark by West Metro Fire Rescue after taking a big fall.

Many search and rescue teams around the state are asking the public to proceed with caution. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, resources are limited and response times could be impacted.

Thanks goes out to all Colorado search and rescue teams working to keep the public safe.

Editor’s Note: Help fund search and rescue missions across the state of Colorado by purchasing a CORSAR card at ihelpsearch.org. This is not an insurance card. By purchasing a card, you are helping reimburse teams for costs incurred in providing help to lost and injured hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, ATV riders, skiers, snowboarders, and more.

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