Tornado causes damage on the Eastern Plains, including Holyoke, Akron and Yuma County
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HOLYOKE, Colo. - Tuesday's snow made it even more difficult for officials to assess the damage in Holyoke caused by a tornado that swept through Phillips County Monday night.
Some of the heaviest damage in that area was near the airport on the edge of town.
"The outlying edges, not many houses, mostly outbuildings right now," said Holyoke Police Chief Doug Bergstrom. "All in all, it could have been a lot worse."
Three photographs provided to ABC affiliate KRDO-TV show a shop owned by Alicia Schram and her husband. The building stored a variety of farm equipment and a speed boat, some of which was visible in the debris of the building.
That wasn't the only tornado in Colorado's Eastern Plains Monday night.
Video from StormChasingVideo.com and supplied to 7NEWS through our affiliate with CNN, shows a thin tornado touching down in Yuma County.
A third tornado damaged structures south of Akron in Washington County around 8 p.m., but no injuries were reported.
Washington County Undersheriff John Stivers told 7NEWS a trailer home flipped with a woman inside. She was not hurt.
Half of the town of Akron was without power after six power poles were knocked down between Brush and Last Chance, Washington County Emergency Management said. One non-residential structure was damaged north of Akron.
Meanwhile, a powerful storm packing gusts of up to 52 mph in metro Denver toppled trees and caused flight cancellations at Denver International Airport on Monday night.
Strong winds also caused some DIA-bound flights to be diverted to the Colorado Springs Airport on Monday night.
In Longmont, wind gusts uprooted one large tree and blew it into a house. Crews worked late into the night to remove it.
Jorge Cordova was inside the home with his family when it happened.
"It sounded like a tornado, and my mouth dropped open when I saw," said Cordova. "I can't believe that happened here. What's important is everyone is OK."
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