Strong Storm System Uproots Trees, Knocks Out Power
DENVER (CBS4) – A quick-moving round of severe weather hit the Denver metro area on Monday night, causing widespread reports of damage.
The storms brought hail, heavy rain, lightning and high winds, and it included flooding, uprooted trees and power outages.
CBS4’s Ed Greene said Monday night that a double barreled cold front moved into the area, and most of the severe storms were pounding the metro area from about 8 p.m. to about 10 p.m.
In the 2100 block of South Williams Street a CBS4 crew found a large evergreen tree that had been uprooted and was leaning dangerously against a home on Tuesday morning. The home appeared to have some structural damage.
In other parts of that neighborhood, located near the University of Denver, there were tree branches that had fallen down on cars and some downed power lines.
A tree also fell on a home in Aurora on Bethany Drive.
At one point approximately 10,000 customers in the Denver area were without power. Just before daybreak on Tuesday approximately 4,000 were still without power.
On Williams and Colfax several drivers had to wade through flooded roadways to get in their cars.
Hail fell in places like Boulder County and in Arvada, where nearly 2 inch hail was reported.
The upper deck at Coors Field had to be cleared when the storm system passed through during the Rockies game.