Spring snow breaks branches and causes power outages Friday morning – CBS Denver


(CBS4) – Heavy spring snow broke branches and knocked down power lines, leaving thousands without power on Friday morning. As of 6 a.m., Xcel Energy reported about 6,400 customers without power in Colorado. About 3,400 of these are in the Denver metro area.

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There have been about 600 outages in Englewood, about 500 in Denver along Speer, and hundreds more in the Lakewood and Arvada neighborhoods.

“It looks like there are even more trees cut down with this storm which has brought down 5-6 inches compared to last month’s blizzard which brought in 27 inches!” This snow is ridiculously HEAVY ”, CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri wrote on Twitter.

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Our team came across a downed power line in the middle of the street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood – people were driving on. We called the authorities to report it.

A huge branch fell on 11th and Pennsylvania in Denver, landed on a Toyota truck and blocked the street.

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We live our snowiest season in eight years. If we only get 5.1 inches more this season, it will be our snowiest since 1991-1992.

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