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8:07 PM UPDATE

LPEA crews have restored over 100 outages today. We are down to just a few people out of power. Big shout-out to our amazing LPEA lineworkers and operations teams in Durango and Pagosa. Thank you for your long, cold, tedious hours spent restoring power! We appreciate everyone’s patience and words of support today!

For the latest updates, check out the outage map here.

6:50 PM UPDATE

LPEA has 19 outages impacting 124 members. Crews are committed to getting your power back up and will continue to work through the night. Thank you for your patience!

For the latest updates, check out the outage map here.

3:50 PM UPDATE

Although we are down to 60 outages, we are experiencing a lot of downed lines resulting in 1,053 members still without power. There are multiple steps involved when we have a downed line, which takes additional time to ensure the safety of our crew.

Much of our workforce is still working on the broken polls on Highway 140. Our Pagosa crew is in Durango now to assist with restoring your power as quickly and safely as possible.

We know our members are concerned with the impending darkness and would like estimated restoration times. Unfortunately, restoration times are impossible to predict for numerous reasons. Our crews will keep tackling outages one at a time until everyone is restored, even through the night tonight if needed.

For the latest updates on outage locations, visit here.

1:40 PM UPDATE

Wet, heavy snow continues to unload from our lines, causing continued widespread outages, primarily in La Plata County. We currently have 95 outages impacting 1,733 members.

Crews are tackling the largest outages first per LPEA’s Power Restoration Plan. Crews will be out around the clock until power is restored to all our members.

We want to thank you for your patience while our crews work to restore your power as quickly as safely possible.

For the latest updates on outage locations, visit here.

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11:00 AM UPDATE

As of this update, 73 outages are impacting 3,243 members. The largest outages are currently in Three Springs and Edgemont Highlands.

“Snow unloading is creating more outages,” explained Jerry Sutherlin, VP of Operations. “Two poles are broken crossing a highway. We are attempting to switch things around to get members’ power back on as quickly and safely as possible.”

Power has been restored to many of the areas west of Durango, including the Southern Ute Reservation and Rafter J.

For the latest updates, visit our outage map

9:00 AM UPDATE

As of this update, 1,973 members are out of power.

The Southern Ute Reservation is experiencing outages due to heavy wet snow accumulations on the power lines.

Crews are fully deployed and working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. For the latest updates, visit our outage map

8:40 AM UPDATE

As of this update, 759 members are out of power. There are two poles down, causing the outage in the Rafter J area. Given the severity of the damage, this outage will take some time to restore. We are working on switching procedures to restore power to most members on that circuit.

Los Ranchos is also experiencing outages due to heavy snow accumulations on power lines.

Crews are fully deployed and working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. You can get live updates during outages on our outage map.

7 AM UPDATE 

We expect widespread outages today as snow accumulates on power lines and then “sheds” or falls off. When this happens, lines move dramatically or smack together, which can cause outages. Snow-laden trees and tree limbs are also falling into lines.

As of this update, 884 members are out of power. Crews are fully deployed and working to restore power as quickly as safely possible. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause. If you have not already, make sure you are signed up for LPEA's Outage Texting Service to report future outages and receive service restoration updates direct to your mobile phone.

You can also get live updates during outages on our outage map and by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter.