Weather causes power pole fires, brings down lines, closes roads

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DENVER -- Powerful winds that came with a rainstorm caused at least 13 power pole fires, bringing down some lines in the area of Interstate 270 and Interstate 70 late Thursday night.

The South Adams County Fire Department said I-270 was closed in both directions from about Vasquez  Boulevard to Quebec Street. It has since reopened.

There were power outages affecting about 4,500 customers from Sand Creek north to 64th Avenue. Some power had been restored by Friday morning.

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