Thursday 6:00 update: Xcel Energy storm response

Published on 03/15/19 9:34 AM

Electric service in Boulder County is nearly 100 percent complete. As of this afternoon, only a few individual customers in Boulder County remained without power and they should be restored soon. Most of our people are being redirected to support crews in the Denver metro area. More than 500 workers have been focused on the complex restoration effort, which includes replacing snapped power poles.

There will be customers in the Denver metro area who will remain without power into Friday. They will be contacted this evening with the updated restoration times. It is important to note that these projects are the most difficult to complete and will require more time.

300 employees and contractors from neighboring states attempted to reach Colorado today, but roads out east were closed due to snow drifts and hazardous weather. They will arrive tomorrow.

This will likely be my final storm report to this list. Thank you for reading and for your patience during this storm.

Important: 

  • Stay away from downed power lines
  • If the snow or a tree takes down the electric service line that comes to your home, you will need to hire an electrician to repair it
  • Keep snow drifts clear of gas meters
  • If you have an outage, please log it into our system at 800-895-1999
  • The Xcel Energy mobile app is a great way to stay informed

 

Xcel Energy storm information page:

https://www.xcelenergy.com/storm_center/storm_updates

Here is the link to the Severe Storm Resource Map that Colorado Emergency Management is using.