Storms unleash tornados, hail across E. Colorado

DENVER — Hail has pounded parts of the northeast metro area and tornados have been reported east and north of Denver as thunderstorms sweep along the Front Range and eastern Colorado plains.

Greeley police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych says authorities are checking reports of a tornado in the area. He says the funnel reportedly is moving northwest toward Fort Collins.

The Weld County sheriff’s office told The Tribune in Greeley that a Union Pacific engineer reported that a tornado overturned train cars in the Fort Lupton area, about 30 miles north of Denver.

A weather spotter is reporting golf-ball-sized hail near Commerce City. Police are checking reports of battered vehicles and crashes.

The National Weather Service has issued thunderstorm and tornado warnings in eastern Colorado.


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