Outage blacks out Friday night in Glenwood
Many Downtown Glenwood Springs businesses shut down by mid-evening Friday during a prolonged electrical outage that reportedly stretched east to No Name.
An electrical transformer near Yampah Spa went out around 8 p.m. Friday, Glenwood Springs fire officials said, knocking out electricity in parts of Glenwood Springs, including downtown south of the Colorado River.
“We’re all sitting here in the dark,” said Jesse, who answered the phone at Hotel Denver and declined to give his last name. He said all businesses in the area were dark. Phones went unanswered at bars and restaurants in the core downtown area, and residents on the south side of the river reported no electricity.
Glenwood Springs utility crews expected to restore power Friday, Dave Reinhold with the Glenwood Springs Fire Department said at about 9 p.m. Electricity remained out at 10;30.
City Manager Debra Figueroa — Glenwood Springs runs its own electric utility — said she wasn’t sure how extensive the outage was, but had been told it reached up Glenwood Canyon to No Name.
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