Blizzard conditions are knocking out power across the Colorado Springs area.
As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 2,300 Colorado Springs Utilities customers are without power throughout the city.
“Due to the number of outages and weather conditions, it is very difficult to provide estimated restoration times,” the utility said in a Facebook post. “Our crews will be working through the night to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.”
Mountain View Electric Association reports more than 18,000 members are without power as of 3:15 p.m. They said in some cases, equipment has been damaged, and there is no estimated time of restoral. Tap here for a current outage map.
Black Hills Energy customers should call 800-694-8989 to report any outages.
“Since early this morning reliability issues in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas have caused several flickers on our system due to the nature of the interconnected electrical system across the larger energy grid,” the utility said in a statement. “Other utilities have requested mutual aid assistance from Black Hills Energy crews to help with their reliability issues, however, our crews will stay focused on the Southern Colorado system to ensure ample support is available to address outages that could grow as the wind significantly picks up.”