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More storms roll into Colorado and Northeast

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 22, 2014 at 7:36 pm •  Published: May 22, 2014

DENVER (AP) — More spring thunderstorms delivered hail and triggered tornado sirens in Colorado on Thursday as hail storms, small tornados and strong winds hit states in the West and Northeast.

In Colorado, heavy hail briefly pounded downtown Denver, and more hail was reported in Red Feather Lakes northwest of Fort Collins. Campers in the campground of Bellaire near Red Feather Lakes were evacuated after hundreds of trees were knocked down, blocking roads into the campground as the Memorial Day holiday weekend got underway. There were no reports of injuries.

The National Weather Service has not confirmed if a tornado touched down in the area. The area was under a tornado warning earlier in the day.

Fans watching the Colorado Rockies play the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field were told to seek safety in a lower concourse as tornado sirens wailed. The tornado warning soon expired. Several incoming flights to Denver International Airport were delayed to let the storm pass, airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

In New Mexico, severe weather and large hail caused multiple car wrecks in the northern part of the state Thursday. Elsewhere in the West, a small tornado in a rural area of eastern Idaho on Wednesday caused no damage or injuries, authorities said.

In the eastern United States, hail and strong winds caused damage in Virginia, New York state, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

A jetliner that flew through a hailstorm on its descent into Philadelphia landed with a cracked windshield. US Airways says only one layer of the multilayered windshield was cracked and Flight 768 en route from Orlando, Florida, landed safely. No one was injured.

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