Storms knock out power, uproot trees in Denver

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - More than 27,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in the Denver area after thunderstorms and a weak tornado brought high winds, heavy rain and hail.

The storms rolled through Monday night, leaving broken windows, downed power lines and uprooted trees, but only minor injuries were reported.

Trees and power lines were still blocking streets in suburban Wheat Ridge Tuesday morning.

Xcel Energy says 50,000 customers were without electricity at the peak of the blackout.

A State Department of Motor Vehicles office in suburban Lakewood didn't open Tuesday morning because it had no power.

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in the southwest Denver area shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, but no damage was reported.

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