DENVER - Wind gusts of up to 80 mph were forecast to continue into Monday morning for a number of foothills counties.
The National Weather Service said high wind warnings were issued at 11:32 p.m. Sunday for Larimer, Boulder, Jefferson and West Douglas Counties above 6,000 feet. The warning period is until 6 a.m. Monday.
The strongest winds were expected after midnight Monday.
The National Weather Service said that people planning travel should be prepared for strong cross winds that will cause hazardous driving conditions. Drivers of lightweight or high profile vehicles should consider delaying travel or use alternate routes.
"If you are driving on the roadways slow down and remain alert for sudden and strong wind gusts," the warning said.
A high wind warning means that strong and potentially damaging winds are either occurring or highly likely. Residents should move trash cans, patio furniture and any other items easily tossed about by high winds indoors. Motorists traveling in high profile vehicles should consider delaying travel until the winds subside.
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