Snow, wind topple trees across Denver area
DENVER – For Ina Williams, first it was the wind, then the snow.
“This morning, I woke up to this,” she says, pointing to her broken fence and flag pole.
As a widow on a fixed income, Ina isn’t sure how she will pay for the damage.
“I don’t have any savings, really,” she told us. “I’ll have to use a credit card and pay it slowly back.”
Directly across the street, an electrical pole remains nestled in the Christ Congregational Church grotto.
“It tore everything off the wall. The gas line is down…the power line is down,” says volunteer maintenance man Bill Greene, a World War II veteran.
At the intersection of 16th and Zenobia, near Sloan’s Lake, tree trimmer David Salas and his family cut up a downed tree.
“We found a couple of bird nests near the top of the tree,” says Salas.
He estimates the tree was about 100 years old.