Thousands without power as storm pummels area

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- Thousands of people are without power because of several outages across the area.

More than 2,100 customers are without power near Fillmore and Union in Colorado Springs.

Click here to see the Colorado Springs Utilities outage map and to report an outage.

Thousands more are also without power in the Monument and Black Forest areas. Click here to see the outage map from Mountain View Electric Association.

Mountain View said over 18,000 customers are without power. Officials say in some cases, equipment has been damaged and there's no estimate of when power will be restored.

Mountain View Electric also posted this statement on Facebook yesterday: "Colorado weather can be unpredictable. The forecast for March 13 includes high wind speeds and snow. If outages occur, please report outages by calling or texting “OUT” to 1-800-388-9881, or by using the SmartHub app. You may also get status updates by texting “STATUS” to 1-800-388-9881. For easier outage reporting, please contact our office today to make sure your phone numbers are listed on your account. Regardless of the conditions, our crews will work to restore outages as quickly and safely as possible. Visit our website for tips on how to be prepared for weather and possible outages:"

Click here to see the current power outages from Black Hills Energy.