Power outage zaps VA hospital

An Xcel Energy crew replaces a 30-year-old electrical main Friday to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. The hospital lost power after two backup generators quit, requiring some patients to be moved to other hospitals in the valley. Power to the emergency room and clinics was restored Friday morning, and the hospital was expected to be back to full operation today.



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An Xcel Energy crew replaces a 30-year-old electrical main Friday to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. The hospital lost power after two backup generators quit, requiring some patients to be moved to other hospitals in the valley. Power to the emergency room and clinics was restored Friday morning, and the hospital was expected to be back to full operation today.

Six patients were transferred from the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a power outage early Friday morning. The hospital had been using backup generators for power since…




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