Power restored after widespread outage in northeast metro Denver

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A local utilities company reported a widespread outage in northeastern Denver metro communities on Monday.

United Power said customers in and around Commerce City, Henderson and Brighton were affected.

About 1:30 p.m., United Power said power had been restored.

According to the company’s Facebook page, crews responded to the problem. United said it is also experienced issues with its website and phone lines.

United said crews discovered a snake in a green utility box, which is what the company believes caused the outage.