Power restored after more than 27,000 Denver-area homes go dark

DENVER — More than 27,000 Xcel Energy customers in central Denver and Aurora spent several hours in the dark Tuesday evening as the power went out in multiple neighborhoods.

Power went out about 8:30 p.m. and was restored by 9:53 p.m., an Xcel spokeswoman said.

The outage affected 27,730 customers in an area bordered by Dayton Street on the east, Marion Street on the west, Alameda Avenue on the south and 38th Avenue on the north.

Xcel crews were investigating the cause of the outage.

The Denver Police Department said it was aware of the outage but that it was not managing any emergency situations.

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