Late-Spring Colorado Snowstorm Knocks Out Power to 210,000

DENVER (AP) — A late-spring snowstorm in Colorado dumped several inches on the Denver metro area Saturday and left about 210,000 customers without power, officials said.

The wet snow crushed tree branches and sent them crashing down onto power lines, television station KUSA reported. Much more snow fell in the mountainous regions of Colorado.

As of Saturday night, power had been restored to 160,000 customers, but about 50,000 still did not have power, utility Xcel Energy Colorado said in a statement.

The small Colorado community of Cripple Creek near the base of Pike’s Peak received 20 inches (51 centimeters) of snow, KUSA reported.

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