Dangerous Tornado 40 Miles Southeast of Denver

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELBERT, COLO. (AP) _ The National Weather Service says a ``large
and extremely dangerous'' tornado has been detected near the town
of Elbert, about 40 miles southeast of Denver.

A second tornado was reported Monday about five miles southwest
of Fort Collins or 50 miles north of Denver.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Drew Yancey, who works at a pizza restaurant in Elizabeth, about
10 miles north of Elbert, says the tornado appeared to be on the ground for 15 or 20 minutes.

He says workers at a strip mall where the restaurant is located stopped to watch, and ``everyone was just amazed by it.''

Cathy Wilson, who works at an auto parts store in Elizabeth, says the twister was ``really huge'' and was accompanied by thunder, lightning and rain.

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