Colorado Twister Touches Down In Weld County: 2 Calves Killed, Harm Assessments Ongoing

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A twister touched down on Monday in Weld County east of Interstate 25 and lined a path of about 14 miles. There are not any accidents to people reported, however no less than two animals have been killed and a few experiences of injury have been coming in, together with:

– A house situated at Freeway 66 and County Street 21 caught hearth on account of downed energy traces.
– Two calves have been killed at a farm in Erie.

colorado tornado near Platteville

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A twister warning that was issued for the world round Platteville expired at 6 p.m. That’s about 35 miles north of Denver.

Copter4 flew close to the twister beginning at roughly 5:15 p.m. close to Frederick. It confirmed the twister shifting north after touching down on the bottom and gaining energy. Shortly earlier than 5:30 p.m. the helicopter video confirmed it was nonetheless on the bottom. At that time the helicopter needed to land on account of climate circumstances and security considerations. By 6 p.m. the emergency administration workplace in Weld County stated the twister had dissipated.

They wrote: “Area tornado traveled was between Highway 66 and Weld County Road 42 between WCR 17 and 13.”

“Take cover now if in this area!” The Nationwide Climate Service workplace in Boulder wrote on Twitter. A couple of minutes later, they tweeted: “Initial indications show that it tracked roughly from north of Frederick to west of Platteville.”

CBS4 Meteorologist Lauren Whitney stated there was lightning and hail to go together with the excessive winds because of the storm that produced the twister.

A CBS4 crew captured a picture of a few of the harm at a big dairy farm. A minimum of one roof was closely broken on the property.

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Platteville is primarily a rural space, however there may be some improvement alongside Freeway 85.

A number of Weld County residents shared pictures with CBS4 of the twister seen from their properties. That included RoxAnn Mack who lives in Firestone, which is south of Platteville.

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(credit score: RoxAnn Mack)

RJ Steele took this photograph from Freeway 66 and Weld County Street 7:

The Colorado tornado as seen from Hwy 66 and Weld County Road 7

(credit score: RJ Steele)

CBS4 viewer Tanner Stolz took this photograph of the twister at County Roads 49 & 36.

Tanner Stolz took a photo of a Colorado tornado at County Roads 49 & 36.

(credit score: Tanner Stolz)

PHOTO GALLERY: Tornado Touches Down In Weld County Near Platteville

The twister was additionally apparently seen within the skies to the north of Denver Worldwide Airport.




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