DENVER (CBS4)– The blizzard has resulted in more than 200,000 customers without power as of around 2 p.m. Xcel Energy officials have since updated that number to about 186,000 at around 3 p.m.
Blowing winds combined with rain and snow are being blamed for several downed trees in the Denver metro area.
Xcel says there are about 2,500 outages in the state, and this will be a “multi-day recovery effort.” They say 143,000 customers still didn’t have power at around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, but power has been restored for 287,000 customers.
Xcel Energy said they have extra crews in the field to survey the damage and restore power.
PHOTO GALLERY: March Blizzard 2019
There were downed trees in Aurora and also a tree that fell on a vehicle at 1st and Knox Avenue.