Pikes Peak area roads were closed and commuters stranded for extended periods, trees were downed and power outages were common as a 'bomb cyclone' blizzard ripped through the Pikes Peak region on Wednesday and left a large mess to clean up. Here's a look at some of the numbers.


52,991 Colorado Springs Utilities customers who lost power Wednesday or Thursday. More than 400,000 Excel Energy customers were without power in Colorado on Wednesday. As of 7 a.m. Friday, about 25,000 customers remained without power, according to 9News.


68 flights canceled at Colorado Springs Airport between Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, more than 1,400 flights in and out of Denver International Airport were canceled, according to 9News.

Wind speed

96 mph - strongest gust of wind clocked by the National Weather Service at the Colorado Springs Airport.

78 mph - Previous record wind gust at the airport, clocked in 2017 and 1999.

Stranded motorists

More than 1,000 awaiting rescue Wednesday night.

Highway closed

27 hours - Parts of Interstate 25 closed between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Snow totals

3 inches at the Colorado Springs Airport

9 inches near the Air Force Academy

10½ inches in Black Forest

15 inches in Woodland Park

16 inches in Monument

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