STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Power went out across Steamboat Springs at 10 a.m. Friday due to a winter storm making its way into the state.

Heavy snow was thick on the power lines and putting pressure on the power poles, some requiring new anchors.

When the snow melts and falls in chunks, the lines rebound, also creating stress on the power poles.

(credit: Larry Pierce, Steamboat Resort)

Snow beginning to pile as of 9:30 a.m. Friday (credit: Larry Pierce, Steamboat Resort)

Yampa Valley Electric Association estimated that 3,000 customers were affected by the outage. They said the Steamboat area is actually least affected, as there are widespread outages from Craig to Yampa.

Steamboat Resort, like many others, closed for the season April 10.

 

(credit: Shannon Lukens)

(credit: Shannon Lukens)

The National Weather Service put a Winter Storm Warning in place for many areas of Colorado. Watch the latest CBS4 forecast here.

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