DENVER (CBS4)– More than a dozen buildings, most of them high rises, were without power in downtown Denver on Monday morning, impacting hundreds, maybe thousands of customers. Power was restored by 3 p.m. Monday.
Xcel Energy initially told CBS4 that crews were working on the problem early Monday morning and finally restored power to everyone more than 12 hours after the initial outage.
The reason behind the power outage was a failure at the Lacombe Substation about 12:30 a.m. Monday.
The outage affected two areas, one in Lodo from 4th to 9th Streets along Market and Larimer, that five-block area includes Larimer Square; and Lawrence to Champa from 15th to 17th, which affected the 16th Street Mall and one block in either direction.
Denver police officers were directing traffic downtown at some intersections.
In some cases, Xcel has one building listed as one customer, so the customer outages could reach more than 1,000 people.