Sheriff: 60 students, plus staff stranded by blizzard at school in eastern El Paso County

Students, staff are safe with plentiful supplies

RUSH, Colo. - Authorities say about 60 students are riding out blizzard conditions at Miami-Yoder School District east of Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

El Paso County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer said children are stuck at school along with a number of staff members. He didn't know the age range of the students.

The children are safe and have plenty of supplies to ride out the storm for as long as it lasts, including overnight if need be, Kramer told KRDO-TV.

The district is located in Rush about 38 miles east of Colorado Springs.  Its serves about 316 students from pre-school through 12th grade, according to the district website.

Meanwhile, Kramer said search and rescue teams have also been called to rescue stranded motorists along Highway 94. He didn’t have an estimate of how many cars were stuck.