A major windstorm pummeled Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region on Wednesday, causing widespread damage and extensive power outages. Wind gusts were recorded at over 100 mph in several locations including Manitou Springs and the Air Force Academy.

Massive trees and power lines were downed on several city blocks including on many streets throughout the Old North End of Colorado Springs. Several overturned semis littered I-25 for miles. The windstorm also caused extensive damage to several businesses, buildings and homes. Walls of dust and debris were visible across the city for much of the day.

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