Three Things You Need to Know on March 14th

March 14, 2019

 The storm caused crashes, as well as widespread power outages.  Governor Polis declared an emergency, activating the National Guard to help stranded drivers.  Some homes in the metro area suffered damage from falling trees.  

Xcel Energy says crews are working to restore power to thousands of people in the Denver metro area following yesterday's bomb cyclone.  As of this morning, the company is still reporting over 80-thousand customers without power in Colorado.  Xcel officials said yesterday that it could take up to 24 hours to restore electricity to those customers. 

There were more than 13-hundred flight cancellations in and out of Denver International Airport yesterday.  All runways had to be shut down  for hours due to vastly deteriorated conditions.  DIA recorded wind gusts as high as 80 miles-per-hour at the height of the storm.  That's equivalent to a Category One hurricane.  Travelers with flights today should check with their airline, because more cancellations are already in place.