Strong Winds Wreak Havoc On Colorado’s Eastern Plains, Causing Extensive Damage

 Wednesday, June 10, 2020


A wild week of weather in Colorado continued overnight on Monday along the Eastern Plains where strong winds caused extensive damage to the towns of Akron and Haxtun.

9NEWS Meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen said a straight-line wind event swept through the area at about midnight, causing wide-spread damage to homes and businesses in the towns located about a hundred miles east of Denver.

According to the National Weather Service, a wind gust of 102 mph was recorded in Akron during the overnight hours.

Reppenhagen counted at least ten roofs in Akron with significant damage. He also said farmers in the area have reported wheat crop losses due to hail damage from the storm.

Viewer photos from the storm showed toppled trees, downed power lines and damaged property to almost every block of Akron.