Blizzard conditions cause several hundred Poudre Valley REA power outages

Screen shot 2016-03-23 at 9.34.14 AMPoudre Valley REA is experiencing widespread outages from a heavy, wet spring snow and blizzard conditions. All PVREA crews are deployed working to repair lines and restore power to all members.

The cooperative is reporting several poles and lines down across the service territory. Poudre Valley REA urges the public to exercise extreme caution around power lines, and to stay completely away from any power lines down on the ground. The public should assume any power lines on the ground are energized and highly dangerous.

Crews are restoring power in many areas, but with continued snowfall members should be prepared to possibly see more outages. PVREA is urging members to report hazards and outages by calling the Cooperative at 1-800-432-1012 or report their outage on SmartHub, the co-op’s account management application.

“With heavy, wet snow affecting power across our entire service area, all PVREA crews are deployed and working to repair lines and restore outage, ” said CEO Jeff Wadsworth. “We are urging members to stay safe during this storm, and report hazards and outages by calling PVREA at 1-800-432-1012. Thank you for your support and patience as our crews restore power to your neighborhood as quickly as possible,”

Poudre Valley REA members can stay updated by visiting the Cooperative’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Line crews will continue working to repair lines and restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Outages should continue to be reported by calling the Cooperative at 1-800-432-1012. The number of outages can be viewed on the Poudre Valley REA outage map at www.pvrea.com.

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 39,500 homes and businesses in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties in Northern Colorado. www.pvrea.com.

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