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For Immediate Release  • December 6, 2013
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840

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Xcel Energy Repairing Natural Gas Outage


December 6, 2013 - Approximately 6,000 households in the Niwot/Gunbarrel area (including some homes in City of Boulder limits) may have lost natural gas delivery to their homes today, Dec. 6. Xcel Energy is taking the lead in communicating directly to its customers and it has released the boundaries of the affected areas:

• Niwot on the north
• 95th on east
• Jay road on the south
• 47th Street on the west

For the latest information visit or call Xcel at 1-800-895-2999.

The Longmont Times-Call has a story online at

Boulder County Public Health is recommending that people who rely on natural gas to heat their homes - and who are currently without gas service - consider using a space heater to keep critical water pipes warm. Please do so safely! Here are some tips:

•         Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
•         Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements.
•         Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.
•         Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
•         Have the following safety equipment available:

•         Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning: Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet.
•         Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite.