Storm Leaves Hundreds Without Power

By: McKenzie Martin
By: McKenzie Martin

As of 5 o’clock Wednesday Colorado Springs utilities said there were still about 100 customers without power.

Rita Assaiante is just one of many Colorado Springs resident's who spent most of the past 24 hours without power. Her power went out Tuesday night at 7:15 but she says fortunately she had a fireplace in her house but it was still hard to stay warm.

"I was snuggled up, it was pretty cold," she said.

Wednesday the storm's aftermath was very visible in neighborhoods throughout the southwest part of town. Tree limbs littered the streets and downed power lines kept utility crews busy for hours.

"The snow had heavy moisture content and we'd repair a overhead line and then we'd have another one break somewhere else and we'd get customers back on and then we'd lose others," said CSU spokesperson Steve Berry.

Most are calling this first real storm of the season a bit unusual...usually a few inches of snow does not cause such severe power outages.

CSU also reminds everyone when your power goes out, make sure to check your circuit breaker.


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