DENVER (KDVR) — Xcel Energy crews will work through the night to restore power for those still without, caused by wind gusts up to 80 mph that ripped through the Denver metro on Wednesday. Xcel Energy has been preparing for this front for several days and said that heading into Wednesday evening, roughly 31,000 customers remained without power.
According to Xcel Energy Director of Community Relations Kelly Flenniken, the company has mobilized 450 contractors across the metro to assist in power restoration.
Wednesday afternoon, Xcel Energy’s outage map showed more than 50,000 customers were without power across the metro with 600 separate outages reported. Flenniken says Xcel prioritizes restoration of power based on outages that impact the most people.
Xcel Energy is also urging customers to stay away from downed trees and power lines. Always assume a power line is energized and therefore dangerous, and report the downed line online or by texting “OUT” to 98936.