April 5, 2023
On Friday, March 31, the Front Range experienced high winds, creating hazardous driving conditions and causing significant property damage. The National Weather Service issued a "blowing dust advisory" for Boulder County that was in effect until 6 p.m., with winds in Boulder County measured at up to 79 mph.
"Strong winds are causing significant dust to blow across lower elevations (below 6,000 ft)," the Boulder County Sheriff's Office wrote in a tweet that day.
A large tree fell into the northbound lanes of Highway 119 near Niwot Road, partially blocking traffic. Several toppled semi-trailer trucks caused the closure of Colorado Highway 93 between Highways 72 and 128 located between Boulder and Golden.
On the corner of 2nd Avenue and Franklin Street, outside of the Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, the decorative piano from the movie "Eleanor" blew over. Tim and Carrie Wise, owners of Wise Buys Antiques, removed the piano with the help of the bookshop owners.
The Niwot Business Association is currently looking for another decorative object to place on that corner. The Wises are considering purchasing a claw-footed tub filled with soil and flowers as a replacement. If you have an object you would like to donate to the NBA, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.