Denver, Colorado 2021-01-14 14:26:26 –
The eastern plains of Colorado, parts of the metropolitan area, and front-range hills have been warned of strong winds until 5 pm on Friday, with gusts projected to reach 65 mph in some areas. I will.
According to the South Metro Fire Rescue, trees fell in metropolitan areas due to strong gusts such as Centennial and Greenwood Village. No injuries have been reported.
According to the fire department, the fallen trees in Greenwood Village destroyed power lines, burned grass and set fire.
Overnight Wind Response – At 1 am, a fallen tree lowered power lines, burned grass, and set fire at 1600 blocks on Cherryville Road. 2:19 am, S. A tree fell on a house in block 7200 on the Lincoln Way. Thankfully, no injuries occurred in either scene. pic.twitter.com/rTUJaHxxrQ
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) January 14, 2021
Xcel Energy warned of potentially destructive winds and advised people to stay away from downed power lines for safety reasons. The energy company said customers could call 800-895-299, or 911 for emergencies. Around noon on Thursday, 37 outages occurred in the Denver area, affecting approximately 1,200 customers.
The areas of the eastern plains under strong wind warning are Northeast Weld County, Sedgwick, Phillips, Morgan, Logan, and Washington County.
Strong wind warnings posted by the National Weather Service in Boulder also include most metropolitan areas and hills from the Wyoming line to Pueblo. Included cities are Fort Collins, Greeley, Castle Rock and Colorado Springs. Denver is not included in the warning, but the city’s winds are expected to blow up to 40 mph on Thursday.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has issued strong wind warnings over long distances on Interstate 25 and 70 in the state. Drivers of well-known vehicles such as trucks and trailers need to be careful and prepared for the wind. Roughness, dirt and snow can cause problems with driver visibility in some areas, including the mountains of Colorado.
A gust of 116 mph was recorded at Brickenridge Ski Resort around 2 am on Thursday.
The weather forecast predicts a temporary drop, including tonight, but the wind is expected to strengthen again from overnight to Friday.
Strong winds topple trees in the Denver area with widespread gusts up to 65 mph Source link Strong winds topple trees in the Denver area with widespread gusts up to 65 mph