Las Vegas mass shooting and more: 5 Things to Know for Monday, Oct. 2

Las Vegas mass shooting and more: 5 Things to Know for Monday, Oct. 2
Posted at 6:14 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 08:14:07-04

DENVER – Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, Oct. 2.

1. Dozens dead in mass shooting in Las Vegas
At least 50 people are dead and more than 200 injured after someone opened fire at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino during a music festival early Monday morning. It's the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

2. President tweets condolences
President Donald Trump tweeted, "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!" Officials recommend that anyone trying to reach a loved in Las Vegas call 1-866-535-5654.

3. Delays on I-70 at Eisenhower Tunnel
Expect delays on I-70 through the mountains this morning. The highway was closed at Georgetown because of a power outage that was affecting the tunnels; delays could last for a while as traffic resumes moving through the area.

4. Special session begins today
Colorado lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol today for a special session to deal with marijuana taxes. The special session will cost $25,000 per day and will likely take several days. 

5. More rain on the way
For the Front Range we will have rainfall for Monday as our highs drop into the low to mid 50s. It looks like it will be a little drier on Tuesday. Temperatures will warm back into the 60s for the middle and end of the week.