Some livestock deaths, injury assessments are in progress – CBS Denver

WELD COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – A tornado landed in Weld County east of Interstate 25 on Monday, traveling approximately 14 miles. No human injuries have been reported, but at least two animals have been killed and reports of damage have been received, including:

A house on Highway 66 and County Road 21 caught fire because power lines were torn down.
– Two calves were killed on a farm in Erie.
– Broken power lines blocked Weld County Road 21 between Highway 66 and Weld County Road 32.5.

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A tornado warning issued for the Platteville area lasted about 45 minutes and ended at 6 p.m. That’s about 35 miles north of Denver.

Copter4 flew near the tornado near Frederick from about 5:15 p.m. It showed the tornado moving north after it hit the ground and gained strength. Shortly before 5:30 p.m. the helicopter video showed that he was still on the ground. At this point, the helicopter had to land due to weather conditions and safety concerns. At around 6:00 p.m., the Weld County emergency management office announced that the tornado had cleared.

They wrote, “The area traveled by tornado was between Highway 66 and Weld County Road 42 between WCR 17-13.

This tornado is still on the ground. Moving west of Platteville or ESE of Mead. Now take cover when in this area! #COwx https://t.co/fHH6nDBp7R

– NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) June 7, 2021

“Now take cover if you’re in this area!” Wrote the National Weather Service office in Boulder on Twitter. A few minutes later they tweeted, “Initial evidence shows it ran roughly north of Frederick to west of Platteville.”

Thanks to all spotters and your pictures of the tornado in SW Weld County. Initial clues show that it ran roughly north of Frederick to west of Platteville this afternoon! Take shelter when a tornado approaches or when one is spotted nearby! #COwx https://t.co/2PYrEnNwff

– NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) June 7, 2021

CBS4 meteorologist Lauren Whitney said that due to the storm that caused the tornado, there were the high winds and there were lightning and hail.

A CBS4 crew photographed some of the damage to a large dairy farm. At least one roof was badly damaged on the property.

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Platteville is primarily a rural area, but there are some developments along Highway 85.

Several Weld County residents shared photos of the tornado visible from their homes with CBS4. This included RoxAnn Mack, who lives in Firestone south of Platteville.

Colorado tornado near Platteville

(Credit: RoxAnn Mack)

RJ Steele took this photo from Highway 66 and Weld County Road 7:

The Colorado tornado as seen from Hwy 66 and 7 Weld County Road

(Credit: RJ Steele)

CBS4 viewer Tanner Stolz took this photo of the tornado at County Roads 49 & 36.

Tanner Stolz photographed a Colorado tornado on County Roads 49 & 36.

(credit: Tanner Pride)

PHOTO GALLERY: Tornado lands in Weld County near Platteville

The tornado was apparently also visible in the sky north of Denver International Airport.

My buddy took this from DIA. Not comforting lol. pic.twitter.com/pZI9VzkmAF

– MacKenzie Freese (@MickeyFreese) June 7, 2021

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