Denver Here’s  Where  the  Power’s  Still  Out  the  Morning  After  Denver’s  Bomb  Cyclone –  Westword

Denver Here’s Where the Power’s Still Out the Morning After Denver’s Bomb Cyclone – Westword

By Anne Rowe for DPS board, March 19, 2019

Denver Editor’s note: On March 15, we published an upgrade about power interruptions due to the bomb cyclone. For more info, click “More Than 28,000 in Denver Still Without Power 2 Days After Bomb Cyclone.” Continue for our previous protection. The much-hyped bomb cyclone that hit Denver yesterday, March 13, packed a significant punch, and it proved fatal for Colorado State Patrol Corporal Daniel Groves, who was struck and killed on I-76 while assisting a driver simply after 11 a.m. Governor Jared Polis has purchased flags statewide to be flown at half-staff in Groves’s honor till after his thus-far unscheduled memorial service. The snow amounts to tape-recorded by the National Weather Condition Service put on’t compare to those posted during most of the entries on our list of Denver’s 10 most magnificent snowstorms: Denver International Airport (where all six runways were closed yesterday afternoon; 4 have resumed, however 662 flights have currently been canceled) measured 7.1 inches. But high winds made driving a headache, particularly on the eastern side of the metro location, and roadways are still closed throughout the plains. Those winds also triggered a rash of power interruptions. This early morning, there’s still no juice at thousands of Colorado houses. Continue Reading An upgrade from Xcel Energy noted that as of 7 p.m. last night, service had been brought back to approximately 235,000 clients, and efforts were being made to do also for another 165,000, with teams appointed to toil through the night. “Restoring power is our main focus to ensure the security and well-being of our staff members and customers — it is of vital significance,” stated Xcel Energy-Colorado president Alice Jackson in a statement. “We will continue to vigilantly work to restore electrical service throughout Colorado as quickly and as securely as possible. As we all have experienced today, this storm has brought hazardous conditions, consisting of high winds and roadway closures, which have slowed remediation efforts.” To speed the company towards this objective, around 150 Xcel Energy workers working for the firm in states to Colorado’s north are being transferred here and need to be on the task today. A closer view of outages within Denver appropriate, as seen in a screen capture from Xcel Energy’s blackout map at 5:20 a.m. on March 14. In the meantime, though, plenty of folks in metro Denver stay without power. The image at the leading of this post is a screen capture from Xcel’s online electric-outage map, got around 5:15 a.m. on the 14 th. The circled around numbers correspond to the number of blackouts in a provided area, and the digits change as a user zooms in and out. In a wider-angle view, main Denver shows a cumulative 167 failures affecting 6,233 individuals. Near the nexus of Interstate 25 and Interstate 70, there are 96 outages listed, impacting 3,236 individuals. Near Edgewater, the figures are 81 outages that are keeping 2,017 folks in the dark. A closer appearance at downtown Denver, as seen in the 2nd graphic here (it’s from 5:20 a.m.), enables visitors to drill down even further into failures. For circumstances, there are a variety of outages in the City Park West and North Capitol Hill communities. Some affect single houses, while one has resulted in an disruption of service for 174 people. Around 105 individuals living near Coors Field are also energy-free according to the map, and 947 people living near Downing west of Cheesman Park are experiencing the very same scenario. New interruptions can be reported at, and updates are available at the website’s storm-update page. Michael Roberts has composed for Westword given that October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers whatever from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy classification.