Tornadoes touch down in Colorado near Denver International Airport

DENVER - No damage has been reported after multiple tornadoes touched down in the Denver metro area Monday.

A tornado warning that was issued for Adams and Denver counties has expired.

During the warning, two twisters were spotted in the northeast portion of Aurora, which prompted Denver International Airport officials to order travelers there to seek shelter in concourses.

"No flights are currently moving in or out because of this warning," said DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery told 7NEWS. "We're prepared to handle it as long as we need to. We're going to rely on the weather folks, who are experts in this area, to give us the all-clear before we start moving people back into the concourses and the terminal area."

Trained National Weather Service spotters reported that two tornadoes touched down at around 3:53 p.m. -- one was spotted about 8 miles northwest of DIA in Adams County, while the second was seen about 2 miles south of Fort Lupton in Weld County.

Another tornado was spotted around 4:09 p.m. about 7 miles southwest of DIA in Adams County.

The worst of the damage so far seems to have occurred at a construction supply yard at 51st and Havana streets in Denver. 

At Dick's Sporting Goods Park several soccer nets were also tossed about in an area were one of the tornadoes was spotted.

 

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