Xcel Energy crews departed on Wednesday morning from the central Denver distribution center on what will be a long trip east to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Heavy winds overnight knocked down trees across the Denver metro area and caused power outages for thousands of customers.
Homeowners and businesses in Leadville say they’ve had enough of power outages.
Wind is blamed for causing power outages Wednesday afternoon in Boulder County.
Winds continued to whip across the Front Range on Monday. A Red Flag Warning expired Monday evening after hurricane-force winds toppled trees and power lines over the weekend.
Strong winds and microbursts are being blamed for power outages near Estes Park.
The second winter storm in a week packed another punch to Northern Colorado. More than 4,600 people were without power Wednesday morning in Greeley, along with another 1,000 in the region.
A big blast of snow pounded Colorado’s Front Range on Wednesday, closing schools and making driving conditions and visibility very poor in many areas.
There are still tens of thousands of people still without power more than 24 hours after it stopped snowing.
Xcel Energy said they had more than 100,000 customers without power by Wednesday afternoon.
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