DENVER (CBS4) – Clearing skies on Sunday revealed the aftermath of the Mother’s Day snowstorm.
The spring snow storm was a rough welcome to Shelby Osborne who was visiting from Tennessee. She woke up Sunday morning to find a tree on her rental car.
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“I think we’re still missing other pieces of the car,” she said. “I’ve never had to get a rental car and have a tree fall on it.”
Downed trees were the cause of many damaged cars in Colorado and some power outages. Xcel Energy reported that just under 4,000 people lost power — far less than the agency was prepared for more as they put an extra 125 crews and 450 workers on duty.
Homeowners call the storm damage superficial at best.
“Unsightly trees bowing over and touching the house,” Denver resident Michael Clark said.
Although spring snowstorms with such a punch are rare, it’s one many homeowners said they were prepared for.
“Knew it was coming, came last night and tented up all the flowers that are budding out,” Clark said.
Now flooding is a concern all along the Front Range and on the Eastern Plains as the South Platte and Cache La Poudre rivers are running very high.