DENVER – DENVER COLORADO, MORE THAN 70,000 WITHOUT POWER: More than 107,000 customers were without power Saturday morning in the Denver metro and surrounding area after a spring storm dumped several inches of thick, wet snow.
Exel said the western and southern areas of the metro were the hardest hit.
The company said more than 450 crews are working to restore power and are also helping to cut down any tree limbs that have touched a power line or are at risk of contact.
Xcel Energy had more than 450 crews working to restore electricity, and more crews will be arriving throughout the day to help, a company spokesperson said.
The storm had little impact on roads due to warmer ground as the Colorado Department of Transportation reported no major shutdown as of Saturday morning.
As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Xcel power outage map showed about 107,600 customers without power.
“While our crews are working as quickly as possible to safely restore power, we expect this number to rise as the snow continues to fall,” said Michele Aguayo of Xcel.
Light snow with light pockets of snow is expected around Denver on Saturday. However, low snow will continue across the western and northern parts of the front range.
Customers can report a service outage by calling 800-895-1999. They can also report broken power lines to the same number.