City hit with wave of damage calls after weekend winds

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High-speed winds whipped through Colorado Springs late Saturday night, leaving a path of torn-down trees and fences that smashed into houses and cars, causing thousands of dollars in damage, at least.

City Forestry staff began receiving calls around 2 a.m. Sunday to deal with downed trees and fallen limbs in public rights of way and parks.

Seven trees that line city streets blew over and 30 calls for service were received. A light pole also blew over at Four Diamond Sports Complex.

More calls are expected today.

Business owners and residents can call the City Forestry department at 385-5942 and leave a message with an address for the damaged trees. Crews will pick up downed limbs from public street trees only and not from private property.