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.”

Shelby Osborne's rental car (credit: CBS)

Shelby Osborne’s rental car (credit: CBS)

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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“Knew it was coming, came last night and tented up all the flowers that are budding out,” Clark said.

RELATED: Major Flood Warnings For Sunday Across Colorado

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.

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