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OUTAGE UPDATE 3/27/2017
7:50 p.m. An additional 100 meters have been restored in the scattered outage locations throughout Huerfano and Las Animas County. Approximately 600 are without power and no estimated restoration time. Please see updates below for emergency resources.
4:30 p.m. 700 meters remain out in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. Approximately 200 are in Huerfano and 500 in Las Animas. Members in the Boncarbo, Gulnare and areas surrounding Tercio will likely be out the longest due to damage and limited access for our crews to make repairs. SIEA line crews, joined by now 10 additional contracted crews are working with advanced machinery to dig through the muddy conditions and restore as many Members tonight as possible. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM GROUNDED POLES AND POWER LINES THEY MAY STILL BE ENERGIZED AND ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. For specific location information, please call outage reporting at 1-800-279-7432. Las Animas County has activated a resource line (719) 845-2566, please call if you need assistance. Dial 911 for any other emergency situation. We'll continue to keep you updated as developments come tonight.
Noon: 900 are still without power, 200 were restored in the Navajo Ranch Resort Area and Highway 160 areas. Progress is slow and steady but continuing.
8:00 a.m. - 1,100 Members remain out in scattered locations and two concentrated areas of the service territory. The first is within the Trinidad territory where Boncarbo has at least 23 poles damaged or grounded, Gulnare, Highway 10, Tercio, the Monument Lake area, Casey Spanish Peaks and areas surrounding but not including Stonewall are without power. The second territory is Walsenburg where Highway 10, east of Walsenburg has over 30 poles still grounded and is affecting Navajo Ranch and Highway 160 where countless broken crossarms have been found.
Well over 150 poles have been severely damaged or downed by the storm and countless crossarms will need repairs. There is no estimated restoration time. SIEA crews are working at full force, joined by nine contracted crews and the inclusion of special mud-maneuvering equipment to expedite restoration.
Members need to call outage reporting at 1-800-279-7432 for more specific location information or to report important details to dispatch. Wait times may be long. Many downed poles and wires are still live with electrical current and are extremely dangerous, Members should keep as far away from any physical equipment or damage they encounter as possible.
3/26/2017 9:00 p.m- Outage Update: Progress has been made today, 1,500 are currently still out but that number will drop as the temporary repair-based outages are restored, tonight including Black Hawk, Silver Spurs, Paradise Acres, Pondersoa and Colorado Buffalo Ranch. Trinidad, Aguilar, Black Hills, Weston and surrounding areas were also restored. 1,100 are expected to be without power tonight in parts of Walsenburg: Turkey Ridge, Rio Cucharas and highway 10, east of Walseburg. Additional special equipment is being brought in tomorrow to assist with the repairs in such muddy conditions, several contracted crews have been and will continue to work with SIEA crews until all power is restored.
9:00 p.m. Crews were able to restore a substantial number of meters in the recent hour. Approximately 1,600 Members will remain without power tonight in Walsenburg and the Trinidad area. Over 150 poles are down and countless crossarms broken. Crews will continue working and are optimistic about potential progress tonight and into tomorrow morning. Thank you for your patience, cooperation and understanding as we work to repair the immense damage.
1:00 p.m. Operations has reported that there has no been substantial fluctuation in meter restoration due to the extensive and widespread damage. They continue to work at full-force but progress is expected to be slow. We will continue to keep you updated.
9:30 a.m. Approximately 3,000 meters are still without power. The worst damage is concentrated in the Walsenburg and Trinidad areas. Additional crews are working with SIEA line crews to assist with repairs, all available crews are currently on site. Initial reports of over 100 poles down is still looking like the case and multiple crossarms have been damaged. We do not have an estimated restoration time and do not give them unless we are certain we can fulfill that commitment. Please know we have all hands on deck and are working to restore power as soon, safely and realistically possible. Thank you for your patience and support, our hardworking crews appreciate your understanding. We will continue to post updates as they come and are dedicated to restoring your power as soon as possible.
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