Whipping wind causes widespread damage

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - High winds caused damage across Colorado, setting off alarms and knocking over a massive tree in Grand Junction.

One Grand Junction homeowner said he didn't get to his dead tree quickly enough and the wind took care of it for him.

The man lives in a house on 29 Road and late Tuesday night, high wind gusts knocked over a dead Poplar tree he says he'd been planning to cut down this summer.

According to a witness on the scene, the 100 foot tall tree blocked both lanes of 29 Road. It also smashed through his fence, and broke his sprinkler system.

The homeowner used a chainsaw to cut it up. No one was injured.


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