Power outage affects 5,100 in midvalley for up to two hours | PostIndependent.com

Power outage affects 5,100 in midvalley for up to two hours

An equipment failure knocked out electricity for an estimated 5,100 Holy Cross Energy customers for up to two hours and 10 minutes Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

A piece of equipment called a terminator, which is used in the transition from underground power lines to overhead lines, failed about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, said Ken Roberts, supervisor of systems operations for Holy Cross. A second fault, which hasn’t been identified, was also detected in the system, he said. The two faults triggered protective systems to shut down the Holy Cross Basalt substation in the Lake Christine area, according to Roberts.

The outage affected residences and businesses in Basalt and El Jebel, the eastern portion of Missouri Heights, and part of the Sopris Creek Road and Capitol Creek Road neighborhoods, as well as the Highway 82 corridor toward Old Snowmass.

Power was fully restored by 1 a.m. Thursday. Some areas came on before that, Roberts said.

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