Hour of no power in Rifle | PostIndependent.com

Hour of no power in Rifle

RIFLE – The lights went out in Rifle on Thursday night, leaving residents without power and electricity for about one hour.The city went dark about 6:50 p.m. and the power was restored about an hour later at 7:50 p.m.According to City Manager John Hier, unconfirmed reports were that Xcel Energy had been doing maintenance work on a transformer in south Rifle and switched to a back-up system that failed.”The lights were out in downtown, south Rifle – everywhere,” Hier said.The exact nature of the power outtage was not known.

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