For Immediate Release October 26, 2011
Staff Contact: Deborah Cameron, Customer Services and Marketing Manager, 303-651-8793
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Update on Power Outages in Longmont
OCTOBER 26, 2011 -Wednesday's snow storm has caused numerous power outages in scattered areas throughout the city. As of 3:30 pm MST, Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) has restored power to the City's main distribution lines, but an estimated 700 customers continue to be without electricity.
These customers are divided into isolated groups of between 1 – 20 customers per outage. Many of these are isolated to a single customer. Due to the high volume of small outages, each of which needs to be addressed individually, many households may be without power through the night. At this time, because there is no concentrated outage there is no way to provide a description for a single area of the outage.
LPC Crews have been working to restore power since 11:30 pm last night, and will continue working throughout tonight and into tomorrow as required. If you want to be sure that Longmont Power & Communications is aware of your outage, please complete an online outage reporting form. Customers can also call 303-776-0011.
As restoration update information becomes available, LPC will continue to update the City of Longmont's Facebook page.
If you are dependent on electricity to run your life support system, LPC urges you to think about alternatives - like staying with a friend, calling your doctor or making other arrangements.
Anyone without power that needs a temporary place to stay warm is invited to the Memorial Building in Roosevelt Park at 700 Longs Peak Avenue at the corner of Longs Peak and Coffman. A hotline number for sheltering information has been established at 303-651-8595.
In addition, LPC would also like to remind all customers about staying safe during the storm. Please do not attempt to trim or remove trees that are, or could come in contact with, energized electric lines.
If customers are concerned with pipes freezing in side the house they can let a faucet trickle so that the water will continue to move. They can also open cabinet doors to allow warmer air to reach the pipes on the outside walls.
For the latest information on the storm visit also visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/news/snowplan.htm.