COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Employees at an industrial garage in Adams County are cleaning up after a tornado damaged their building late in the afternoon on Monday.
The tornado formed quickly, and while it wasn’t an extremely powerful one, people right underneath it had to scramble for cover.
Christy Quintero was inside the garage, located near 50th and Havana in the Commerce City area, when it happened.
“All of the sudden it was just a sound like a super loud train and people went running into the kitchen to take shelter,” she said.
At a mechanic shop nearby Billy Hunley was among the employees who were standing outside when the tornado formed in “probably about 45 seconds.”
He said the tornado looked similar to a sandstorm and stayed on the ground for about a minute.
The tornado uprooted a tree and bent over a light pole, but it centered on the back lot of the industrial building. The winds pulled the building’s large garage door right off and crumpled it like paper. Light fixtures inside were also ripped from their bases and left hanging from the ceiling, and lots of glass was shattered.
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No one was hurt.
Some people who witnessed the tornado warning said they got a warning about the tornado after it had already come.