(CBS4) – The heavy spring snow broke branches and crashed power lines, leaving thousands without power on Friday morning. At 6 a.m., Xcel Energy reported around 6,400 customers across Colorado without power. About 3,400 of these are in the greater Denver area.
There were about 600 failures in Englewood, about 500 in Denver along Speer, and hundreds more in the Lakewood and Arvada boroughs.
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“There seem to be more trees with this storm that brought 5 to 6 inches compared to last month’s blizzard which brought 27 inches! This snow is ridiculously HEAVY, ”wrote CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri on Twitter.
Our crew came across a failed power line in the middle of the street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood that people were driving on. We called the authorities to report this.
A giant branch fell on the 11th and Pennsylvania in Denver, landed on a Toyota truck and blocked the road.
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Maggie Zawalski came to the yoga class this morning when she found out a tree had fallen on her truck. Lots of trees have fallen on cars in the Capital Hill neighborhood. @CBSDenver # 4wx #cowx pic.twitter.com/Qvyhcw5APd
– Justin Adams (@justinadamsTV) April 16, 2021
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We have been experiencing our snowiest season in eight years. If we get just 5.1 inches more this season, it will be our most snow-sure since 1991-1992.