• Carissa Blades

High Winds in Colorado blast roofing shingles

A powerful winter storm system last Monday kicked off a week of expected wild weather in Colorado, hammering Colorado Springs with hurricane-force winds that uprooted trees and forced Fort Carson soldiers to shelter in place, and dumping so much snow in the high country that a ski area had to close. Colorado Springs had a rough 2016 with hail damage and now that region is getting stormed with this new weather system.

Widespread damage was reported early Monday morning in Colorado Springs as strong winds ripped roofs off homes and uprooted trees and landscaping.

Authorities responded to numerous reports of overturned semi trucks as unconfirmed wind gusts as high as 101 mph hit the city and surrounding areas, according to the Gazette. At the El Paso County courthouse, an evacuation was ordered after the roof was damaged, the Associated Press reported.

Colorado Springs -

El Paso County Courthouse Roof in High Winds - 01/09/2017

Here are some Tiley Roofing photos from our jobs replacing shingles.

Here was the forecast as shown by weather.com

Here was a live tweet about the damage.

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