LPEA Reports Power Outage North of County Airport

LPEA Outage Hotline
6am, November 15, 2017

Crews from La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) are on site of damaged equipment in the Piedra Rd.- La Ventana area, north of Stevens Field in Archuleta County. Currently 927 customers are out of power.

The damaged equipment is reportedly in a marshy, boggy area, and before moving heavy equipment in to affect repairs, LPEA crews are awaiting a professional line locator to arrive to identify any other underground cables or utility lines. Once the all clear is received, crews will begin repairs, but there is no estimate on full power restoration at this time.

The initial outage occurred at 2:04am, cutting power to 1,121 customers in the area. Once the fault was isolated, that number was reduced to 927.

More information will be disseminated as it is available.

LPEA Outage Hotline
8:30am, November 15, 2017

Power has been restored to all 1,121 customers of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) affected by the equipment damaged in the Piedra Rd./La Ventana area in Archuleta County. Equipment damage caused lines to bounce, downing a pole breaking a cross arm. Repairs were delayed until a professional line locator marked underground cables or utility lines.

The outage occurred at 2:04am, and once repairs were complete, the lines were steadily energized with the final customers being restored to power at 7:41am.