As winds of up to 80 miles per hour batter Denver and the Front Range, the City of Littleton is experiencing multiple power outages as well as the collapse of the outdoor tennis bubble at the Littleton Golf and Tennis Court off Federal Boulevard.
More than 2,000 people have lost power, according to an Excel Energy dashboard, with 38 separate outages as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
South Metro Fire Rescue said in a tweet that it is responding to several calls of fallen trees and electrical lines in the Littleton area but is so far reporting no injuries. The department urged people to avoid approaching, driving or walking over fallen power lines.
And earlier this morning, the tennis bubble that covers a full sized court at Littleton’s golf and tennis center “experienced substantial damage to its structure,” according to Becky Grubb, a spokesperson for South Suburban Parks and Recreation.
No injuries occurred but the bubble will be closed indefinitely “until further investigation is done to asses the damage,” Grubb said in an email to Colorado Community Media.
A Red Flag Warning and High Wind Warning are in effect in the city from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to the National Weather Service.