Deep Freeze leaves Colorado residents in a quandry
The Arctic storm that blasted through the Front Range shortly after lunchtime on a Wednesday in mid-January droped temperatures nearly 20 degrees in less than an hour and brought gusty northerly winds that topped the 50 mph mark. While Winter 2010-2011 has been short on storms for metro Denver, it has proven to pack a huge punch across most of our nation. With record snowfalls in much of the Midwest and eastern United States, Colorado has been spared the brunt of the storms wrath. Front Range residents have, however, experienced several days of bone chilling cold. The sub zero temperatures had a phenomenal impact on emergency response agencies, schools, plumbers, carpet cleaners and restoration companies alike. DRI’s crews responded to countless multi family units, private residences, assisted living facilities, hotels and commercial businesses all suffering from broken pipes and flooding. A multitude of calls came into DRI’s emergency dispatch center within a 72 hour period forcing the need for a waiting list to be developed. In the mountains experts are hoping the sub-zero temps lasted long enough to displace pesky pine beetle larvae which have been a scourge on the landscape for the last few years. If you suffered any damage at the hands of Old Man Winter, please contact us immediately.