Several hundred Poudre Valley REA customers without power due to high winds

Strong winds throughout the Front Range and eastern plains in Northern Colorado are causing numerous, sporadic power outages to Poudre Valley REA members.

Poudre Valley REA line crews were dispatched early Nov. 18 when the first outage reported at 5:37 a.m. Several hundred members within a 100-mile radius from the cooperative headquarters in Fort Collins have been experiencing power outages since, caused by the high winds.

Strong winds stresses the lines, causing equipment on the power poles to break, energized lines to come down and even 50’ poles to break. 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.

Poudre Valley REA members can stay updated by visiting the Cooperative’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Line crews remain out in the field, 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 – http://ebill.pvrea.com/oms/outageMap.

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 38,000 homes and businesses in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties in Northern Colorado. www.pvrea.com

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