YVEA: Power outage south of Steamboat will take at least 10 hours to resolve
Editor’s note: This story was updated at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A power outage affecting the areas of the Timbers Condominiums, Star Ridge Road and Preserve Drive south of Steamboat Springs will take at least 10 hours to repair, according to an email from Yampa Valley Electric Association. About 93 YVEA members were out of power at 11:15 a.m., according to YVEA’s Outage Center.
Crews have been on site assessing the damage. Wind has blown down trees, knocking down powerlines.
Crews need to replace four poles and 5,000 feet of line. YVEA said it hopes the wind dies down so the crew can do this safely. Tree crews are en route to remove the trees, so crews can begin to repair poles and replace the 5,000 feet of line.
Approximate time to repair and restore is 10 hours at the minimum, and members should plan accordingly.
Once electricity has been restored, a second planned outage will be scheduled to complete an emergency overhead to underground conversion to feed electricity to the area. This will increase reliability and eliminate future outages due to falling trees and snow. Affected members will be contacted in advance of the planned outage.
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