Crews working to replace a broken power pole around mile marker 18 on Colorado Highway 140 estimate power will be out until 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for almost 1,000 La Plata Electric Association customers in southwest La Plata County.
2:20 PM Outage Update. LPEA line crews are in the process of transferring the electric distribution lines. We estimate another three to four hours in order to complete the power restoration work. #LPEA #OutageUpdate pic.twitter.com/I9l8PjYvSv— LPEA (@LaPlataElectric) December 1, 2019
Power was lost early Sunday morning when the pole broke.
According to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Steve Reiter, Highway 140 has been closed to traffic at times, and as of early afternoon Sunday, traffic was flowing slowly with one lane of alternating traffic.
A Tweet issued at 2:20 p.m. Sunday from crews in the field said work was ongoing to transfer electric distribution lines, and estimated power would be back up in three to four hours.
10:00 AM Outage Update. LPEA line crews are in the process of replacing a broken utility pole on Highway 140 at marker 18. We currently have more than 920 members out of power. #LPEA #OutageUpdate pic.twitter.com/jOK59HJQ8I— LPEA (@LaPlataElectric) December 1, 2019
In an earlier Tweet, La Plata Electric Association reported the outage, which is affecting some 980 customers in the Dryside in southwest La Plata County.
Efforts to contact La Plata Electric Co. on Sunday have been unsuccessful.