Power restored to Xcel customers on Redlands
The power appears to be restored to thousands on the Redlands who were without power about 45 minutes this afternoon.
An outage at Xcel Energy had left more than 5,000 customers without power, beginning just before 3 p.m..
An emergency dispatch message described the affected area as Broadway to U.S. Highway 50.
Xcel reported on its website that 5,253 customers were without power as a result of the outage. The utility says the service interruption was reported to its system at 2:49 this afternoon.
This was the second major power outage for the Grand Junction area today. Earlier, more than 900 customers of Grand Valley Power were out of service in an area from 22 Road to 25 Road, north of G Road.
Check back for details as they become available.