Electricity disrupted; some areas still in dark
Work crews managed to restore electricity to about 1,100 customers in the Plateau Valley area within three hours Friday after the outage was first reported, a Grand Valley Power spokesman said.
Meanwhile, customers of Moon Lake Electric Association in northwest Colorado continued to experience a power outage as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, a spokeswoman for the association said.
Power was out in Rangely, Dinosaur and surrounding areas Friday afternoon, but no other details were available, the spokeswoman said.
Power was restored to most customers in and around Mesa, Collbran and Molina around 3:40 p.m. after crews repaired three circuits at the Molina substation and began reinstalling lines downed by snow, spokesman Derek Elder said.
“We would like to thank our customers in the high country for their patience,” he said.
The power first went out at 12:47 p.m., Elder said.
“We are asking customers who are still without power to call 970-242-0040 as there may be individual outages due to reports that trees have fallen through power lines,” he said.
Elder cautioned people who see a downed power line to stay away and notify Grand Valley Power.