Basic Outage Information
On Tuesday, June 29, our power supplier will be conducting a Critical Maintenance Outage that will affect your power in the La Veta, Cuchara, and surrounding areas.
We know being without power is always inconvenient, and it is especially inconvenient during the summer and tourist season.
The outage is necessary for Lineworkers’ safety while they replace poles that support high-voltage transmission lines.
We are committed to keeping you and employees safe. We’ll turn the lights back on as soon as we can.
We will also attempt to notify all affected members by phone, social media, and through Huerfano County’s Code RED reverse notification system.
The poles being replaced on Tuesday, June 29, support high-voltage transmission lines. Unfortunately, the work cannot safely be completed without a power outage.
It is important the work is completed in a controlled manner. If the poles or wires came down in an uncontrolled manner, damage to the power system could be extensive and cause an outage lasting much longer.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
If you rely on medical equipment dependent on electricity, have a plan to maintain use of your equipment during the outage.
Charge mobile devices, cell phones, laptops, etc.
Unplug computers, televisions, and sensitive electronics.
Notify your home security company.
Know how to manually operate garage doors and electric gates.
Minimize opening refrigerator and freezer doors during the outage.
If you have a generator, make sure it has been installed properly. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe generator use.
Close curtains and windows to keep cool air in, and hot air out. Avoid using electric home appliances such as a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and ovens. **Town of La Veta