Lightning strikes tree in Estes Park, splits it in half

Tree struck on the Estes Park Golf Course
Posted at 7:05 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 21:06:35-04

ESTES PARK, Colo. -- A summer thunder storm that moved through Colorado’s high country left behind some damage Tuesday.

The Estes Park News captured this photo of a tree that had been split in half by lightning late in the evening.

Kris Hazelton said pieces of wood splintered from the tree on the Estes Park Golf Course could be found 100 yards away.