The original item was published from February 8, 2019 3:39 PM to March 7, 2019 11:33 AM
Xcel Energy believes the natural gas issues may have originated in Lake County, and the company is focusing its investigation resources there now. Natural gas service has been reconfigured to stabilize the system, but the root cause of the issue has not yet been identified. Xcel is confident that the reconfiguration will be effective in maintaining service to Summit County customers, but there is still a possibility that additional outages could occur.
For information on preparing for a power outage, visit Xcel Energy at https://www.xcelenergy.com/outages_and_emergencies/preparing_for_an_outage
Officials from Xcel Energy, Summit County and the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation until the root cause of the gas-line pressure issues have been identified and resolved.
If you smell gas or a “rotten egg” odor, immediately evacuate your home. Do not turn any electrical devices on or off and never use any phone until you are outside and safely away from the area. Then call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-2999. You may also call this line if you need gas-powered appliances to be relighted. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.