Snow is being blamed for a major power outage in Northern Colorado Wednesday morning.
A large power outage affecting Xcel Energy customers in Arapahoe County has been repaired, power has been restored.
Heavy winds overnight knocked down trees and caused power outages for thousands. Arapahoe High School in Littleton was forced to call off classes for the day after their power was knocked out.
Xcel Energy crews worked to restore power to more than 3,500 people in the Park Hill area Wednesday morning.
Some students at an Aurora elementary had an unplanned day off from school on Thursday.
Xcel Energy crews worked Thursday afternoon into the evening to restore power to thousands of customers still in the dark.
The Colorado Department of Transportation planned to run pace cars on Interstate 70 all the way from Silverthorne to Floyd Hill on Sunday, but that didn’t happen after they ran into an unexpected problem.
It should have been one of the best powder days of the season on Sunday. Instead, a power outage shut down the lifts at Copper Mountain.
Thousands of residents on the Front Range remained without power on Thursday at noon, and there are concerns new power outages could come as temperatures rise.
A pigeon that flew into a Greeley power line left thousands without power and even put lights on the blink at the Weld County Fair.