After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The company that made and installed an escalator at Coors Field in Denver that failed says overloading was the problem.
Trevor Nink is president of Kone (KOH'-nay) Incorporated and
says the overloading -- combined with a wire that inadvertently had
been misconnected -- allowed the escalator to speed up that night.
About three dozen people suffered injuries ranging from scratches to broken bones earlier this month when the escalator suddenly sped up as people were leaving the stadium.
Officials say the electrical problem probably caused a delay of about three-quarters of a second before a safety brake was applied.
They say under normal conditions that wouldn't be a problem, but the overcrowding gave the escalator a momentum that the brakes