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Summit County Emergency Blog

Activated during disasters and emergencies to provide critical public information. Administered by the Summit County Office of Emergency Management.

Feb 08

Outage investigation ongoing

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM by Julie Sutor

Xcel Energy believes the natural gas issues may have originated in Lake County, and the company is focusing its investigation resources there now. Natural gas service has been reconfigured to stabilize the system, but the root cause of the issue has not yet been identified. Xcel is confident that the reconfiguration will be effective in maintaining service to Summit County customers, but there is still a possibility that additional outages could occur.

For information on preparing for a power outage, visit Xcel Energy at https://www.xcelenergy.com/outages_and_emergencies/preparing_for_an_outage.

Officials from Xcel Energy, Summit County and the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation until the root cause of the gas-line pressure issues have been identified and resolved.

If you smell gas or a “rotten egg” odor, immediately evacuate your home. Do not turn any electrical devices on or off and never use any phone until you are outside and safely away from the area. Then call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-2999. You may also call this line if you need gas-powered appliances to be relighted. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Feb 08

Service restored to all Xcel customers

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 2:45 PM by Julie Sutor

Xcel Energy has restored gas and electrical service to ALL Summit County customers. The cause of the gas-line pressure issues is still under investigation. Additional resources will be deployed in the area tomorrow to assist with the investigation. Xcel has a relight program for any customers who need to relight gas-powered appliances (call 800-895-2999).

Temperatures are forecast to be warmer in Summit County over the next two days, with highs in the 30s.
Feb 08

Power restored to 13,800

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 1:03 PM by Julie Sutor

Update from Xcel Energy Colorado:
Power has been restored to 13,800 customers in Summit County. These customers will no longer experience rolling power outages. Xcel Energy crews continue to work on restoring power to 3,800 customers and are anticipated to be restored this afternoon.

Xcel Energy has been able to reroute natural gas service. They are still investigating the source and cause of the initial gas pressure loss. Crews are continuing their work to resolve the issues.