Strong winds knock out power, disrupt traffic in Pikes Peak region

The Colorado Springs Fire Department captured this video of a blown transformer at 26th Street and Colorado Avenue Monday morning. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Hurricane-force wind gusts of up to 100 miles per hour are causing problems in Colorado Springs Monday.

Traffic impacts

  • Downed trees and power lines are blocking lanes on roads across the city.
  • Power outages are being reported across the city. Drivers should treat darkened intersections as four-way stops.
  • The Colorado State Patrol is reporting multiple large vehicle rollovers in the area.

Accident Alert

The Colorado Springs Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol in El Paso and Teller counties are on cold reporting. If you are involved in a traffic accident that meets the following conditions, you should exchange your information with the other drivers and complete a cold report within 72 hours.

  • No fatalities or injuries
  • No driver or passenger is suspected of driving under the influence
  • All drivers are present with license, registration and insurance information
  • No damage to public property such as a street sign or utility pole has occurred

In Colorado Springs, go to a police department substation or coloradosprings.gov .

Elsewhere, go to crash.state.co.us .

Power outages

As of 4:45 p.m., about 9,400 Colorado Springs utilities customers are without power.

>> Tap here for a map of outages. 

School closings

Several area school districts canceled afternoon bus service due to a restriction on high-profile vehicles. Other districts dismissed students early Monday.

>> Tap here for the latest closures and cancellations. 

Flight delays and cancellations

Several flights at the Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport are canceled or delayed due to high winds.

>> Check Denver International Airport flight status. 

>> Check Colorado Springs Airport flight status. 

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