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Denver metro residents cleaning up, waiting for power after Tuesday's windstorm

Posted at 5:53 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 11:48:32-04

DENVER — Power lines are still down and downed trees are still covering streets and sidewalks Wednesday morning.

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday more than 10,000 homes were still without power after a windstorm caused destructive damage on Tuesday. Westminster was dealing with a big chunk of those outages with 155 homes without power near 72nd and Sheridan.

There were reports of fallen trees all over the metro area. Some trees blocked major streets, others fell on cars and even homes.

Inspectors with the Denver City Forester are saying this is the worst storm damage they have seen since the blizzard of 2003.

As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday the city of Denver alone received 250 calls for help from residents with downed trees. 

The city of Denver wants to remind its residents what do to if they are dealing with downed trees and branches:

  • It is your responsibility to prune and clear debris on your property.
  • Trash crews can only pick up a limited number of branches during a normal trash pickup.
  • Denver residents can take their remaining branches to the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off center located near Cherry Drive South and Quebec Street.
  • If a tree on your property blocks a street, you will be responsible for the costs of city crews clearing it away.

Check with your individual city for tree debris guidelines.

Conditions will be much calmer around metro Denver on Wednesday with temperatures in the 50s and lighter winds.