Spring snow breaks branches, causes energy outages Friday morning – CBS Denver

(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.

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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.

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