Rain has begun to change to snow in the northern part of Xcel Energy’s service territory, from Ft. Collins and Greeley, down I-25, in Boulder and in the foothills, where snow is falling at a very high rate. As of this update, no storm-related outages are reported. Snow is likely for the Denver metro area by 2pm and stronger wind gusts will occur around that time until early tomorrow morning.
Snow will continue to become more widespread and heavy this afternoon. Conditions are expected to deteriorate very quickly when the rain changes to snow. Roads will become snow- and slush-covered, leading to slippery conditions this afternoon and evening. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds gusts as high as 41 mph.
Xcel Energy’s crews, including additional personnel from around our system, are in place as we continue to monitor conditions. Updates, as necessary.
- If you have an outage, please call it in at 800-895-1999
- 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
- Xcel Energy storm information page:https://www.xcelenergy.com/storm_center/storm_updates