9:46am

Wed October 17, 2012
Environment

PHOTOS: Trees Felled As Winds Lash Denver

Winds picked up Tuesday night across the state, and on Wednesday morning plenty of Denverites woke up to tree debris littering their neighborhoods.

60 mph gusts hit Denver over night knocking down trees and knocking out power to some customers. The Denver Post reports this morning that some customers are still without power- and will be into Wednesday afternoon.

About 9,800 homes in Denver and another 1,000 in the Greeley area were without power about 7:30 a.m., said Mark Stutz, spokesman for Xcel Energy.

By 9 a.m. Wednesday the number of Xcel customers without power in the state was about 26,000, according to the utility.

Fort Collins only saw gusts as high as 30 mph, while Loveland Pass was clocked at 89 mph. A high wind warning continues for parts of Colorado until 6 p.m. Wednesday. You can expect gusts up to 70 mph, which is faster than an elk can run, but not a cheetah. Just for your own information, of course.

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