If you live in Greeley, you might have noticed you were without power for about a half an hour today.
Approximately 19,000 Greeley residents lost power today due to a transmission line problem in a few substations just south of Greeley...
Well, this certainly isn't welcome news for thousands of people in the Greeley area. We're all bracing for the "Siberian freeze" heading our way and according to the Greeley Tribune, there is a power outage affecting around 17,000 residences across Greeley, Evans and Garden City.
Heavy snow means two things today: heavy in amount and due to high moisture content, heavy in weight. Some power outages have been caused throughout the Poudre Valley REA 2,000 square mile service territory affecting approximately 5,000 PVREA consumers.
There are still some homes in Northern Colorado without power. Lack of power forced the cancellation of one school for today as well (Big Thompson Elementary).
Xcel energy says they anticipate all customers will have service restored by this afternoon.
Power Outage Emergency Hotline: 866-260-4024
This number has been established to alleviate issues with calls originating from the Fort Collins area about power outages. The Poudre Valley REA and Xcel Energy are out in full force trying to restore power to those who are still without it. Broken trees and heavy snow could lead to more outages and those agencies call centers have been flooded for th
Many residents in Northern Colorado have been without power, some has been restored, some has not. According to their website, Poudre Valley REA is urging those affected by it's outages to seek shelter in a warm place tonight.