Heavy snow downs trees, limbs

Various photos are shown of snowstorm damage around Alamosa as well as hummingbirds that survived and siblings Anna and Shea Chavez-Miller building a snowman.

City offers clean-up

ALAMOSA– An early September storm of historic measure dumped about 15 inches of heavy wet snow Tuesday on parts of the San Luis Valley bringing down countless tree limbs and entire trees in some cases.

Crews from the City of Alamosa, Xcel Energy, Charter Spectrum and others were busily cleaning up streets and utility lines beginning in the early morning hours on Wednesday. After a large-spread power outage in south and east Alamosa on Tuesday, several neighborhood outages were reported Wednesday due to downed power lines.

City crews are working to clear trees and branches from streets and right of ways. Crews will continue to remove and collect debris throughout the next few days.

As always, remember fallen trees and branches can be taken to the recycling center and disposed of in the green waste collection area for those who have the ability to do so.

If you are unable to remove and properly dispose of debris or tree branches, please place them in neat piles at block corners and crews will remove them.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Public Works Office at 719-589-6631.

Warmer temperatures are expected to return by week’s end and will probably melt most of the white carnage.

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Various photos are shown of snowstorm damage around Alamosa as well as hummingbirds that survived and siblings Anna and Shea Chavez-Miller building a snowman.


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