Tornado destroys 1 mobile home, damages 2 others in NE Colorado; no injuries reported

High winds toppling trees, delaying flights at DIA

DENVER - A tornado damaged structures south of Akron in Washington County on Monday night, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

The tornado hit before 8 p.m.

Washington County undersheriff John Stivers told 7NEWS a trailer home flipped with a woman inside. She was not hurt.

Stivers also said several trampolines went flying in the storm.

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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