Several power outages reported in Southern Colorado Saturday morning
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Crews are working hard to restore power to residents all across Southern Colorado Saturday morning.
Colorado Springs Utilities says a power outage near north Academy Boulevard and east Platte Avenue has been fixed. The outage reportedly happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and was restored around 5:30 a.m.
Crews worked throughout the night. CSUtilities say the outage impacted 1,800 customers.
As of 6:30 a.m. Saturday, there were more than 300 customers without power across El Paso County. Click here for the most up to date outage map.
Fountain Utilities says they are aware of several outages in the city and are working to restore power as quickly as possible. The outage is reportedly impacting the cities website and updates will be posted on Facebook. We will update this article as more information becomes available.
Residents in Teller County are also seeing outages this morning. Crews are working hard to restore power in all areas as quickly as possible.
San Isabel Electric is reportedly also seeing power outages Saturday in the Beulah, Rye, Colorado City and Huerfano County areas and sent the following press release:
Outages are affecting approximately 3,000 meters as of 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.
Members that are currently out, should expect to be without electricity most of the day.
The outages began at approximately 2:00 a.m. as snow moved into the area. We expect the number of damage reports and outages to continue to increase until weather conditions improve. We will not be able to provide an estimated time of restoration until conditions improve and Lineworkers have inspected all areas to ensure all damage has been identified. Once all damage has been identified, we will be able to determine the work involved to make repairs and have a better idea of when power may be safely restored.
Local emergency response organizations have been notified.
Outage status updates will be posted every two hours at siea.com between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Members can report outages using San Isabel Electric’s mobile and online account management app SmartHub.
SmartHub can be used to:
• Report power outages with a computer, tablet or smart phone.
• View our outage map.
• Track an outage’s status until power is restored.
Outages can also be reported by calling 1-800-279-7432. More information about outage reporting and preparedness is available at siea.com/safety.
San Isabel Electric’s outage restoration process is to make repairs that will restore service to the most people in the least amount of time. Transmission lines and substations are repaired first, followed by distribution lines that feed neighborhoods. Tap lines and individual service lines are then repaired to restore power to customers who may still be without electricity.
In the event of a prolonged outage, members who are expected to be without power overnight will receive an automated phone call from San Isabel Electric, as soon as possible.
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