Power slowly restored following snowstorm

AP News
Posted: Oct 28, 2011 6:05 PM
Power slowly restored following snowstorm

About 9,000 homes and businesses along Colorado's Front Range are still without power after a fall snowstorm that downed trees and power lines.

The outages are in metro Denver and Boulder and in Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland to the north.

Most of the outages are in areas covered by Xcel Energy, the state's largest utility. Xcel says it hopes to cut the outages to about 1,500 by Saturday.

In Loveland, the municipally owned utility said service had been restored to all but two dozen customers Friday afternoon. Longmont had about 150 customers without power.

The storm that began Tuesday and continued Wednesday brought about 6 inches of snow to Denver and about a foot to Greeley. The snow initially knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.