Heavy, wet snow snaps limbs in Denver

DENVER — Like most spring storms, the flakes that fell Thursday were wet and heavy. The snow snapped tree limbs and brought down power lines in different places around metro Denver.

The slushy roads slowed the morning commute.

But even cars that weren’t out on the words weren’t safe from this storm. “Half of a tree … went through my windshield and well, you can see it’s destroyed,” says Dennis Beckel, whose parked car was smashed by a tree.

The snow isn’t all bad.

Denver is still about 15 inches below normal for the season, so the wet nature of this storm will go a long way to help turn things green and colorful as springtime progresses.