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Colorado snowstorm: Xcel Energy prepares for potential outages as snow moves in

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Mar 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-13 15:06:15-04

DENVER — Xcel Energy is preparing for the potential of power outages Thursday as a significant winter storm moves into Colorado.

Thursday’s storm could dump a foot or more of wet and heavy snow in some locations in the Denver metro area, likely causing dangerous travel conditions.

Xcel Energy is warning customers that the heavy snow likely to fall across the area can cause downed tree branches, leading to occasional power outages.

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The utility company said it will have nearly 165 employees and crew members on standby throughout the storm so they can respond as quickly as possible and restore service.

It’s asking customers to report outages as soon as they occur so crews can get a jump on restoration work.

Xcel offers the following methods to report outages:

  • Through the My Xcel Energy mobile app, available in the Apple App Store and through Google Play.
  • Online at
  • By calling 1-800-895-1999 and following the prompts—the automated phone reporting system lets customers report outages in less than 60 seconds. Once the cause of the problem is identified, the system or an Xcel Energy representative will provide customers with an estimated restoration time when available.

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