JANUARY 17th - 4:10 PM OUTAGES RESTORED
The weather is starting to calm down. Right now, all members are back in power, and we're not expecting as many outages as the storm continues to move out this evening. Thank you to our crews, dispatch, and operations. They have worked these past few days tirelessly! We also appreciate the kind words of encouragement from our members, it helps keep us going!
JANUARY 17th - 10:57 AM UPDATE
The wet heavy snow is causing breakdowns in power connections and insulation. To remedy the situation, LPEA will have to de-energize approximately 294 members to repair the grid. The crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to get everyone’s power restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
JANUARY 17th - 9:30 AM UPDATE
We are down from 6,000 to 16 members currently out of power this morning. We expect more widespread outages throughout our service territory today caused by heavy snow accumulating and unloading on the lines. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Visit our outage map for the latest updates.
JANUARY 17th - 8:30 AM UPDATE
As the snow continues today, we expect to experience widespread outages throughout our service territory. These outages are being caused by heavy snow accumulating and unloading on the lines.
We continue to monitor the situation closely. Crews are fully dispatched and working to restore power, first prioritizing the most significant outages. Crews will continue working until all outages are restored.
Make sure you are signed up for LPEA's Outage Texting Service to report future outages and receive service restoration updates direct to your mobile phone. You can also get live updates during outages on our outage map and by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Thank you for being so patient!
JANUARY 17th - 6:57 AM UPDATE
As of this update, there are 10 outages, and 4,255 members are out of power. Crews are fully deployed and working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. For the latest updates, visit our outage map.
JANUARY 15th - 6:34 PM OUTAGES RESTORED
Crews have restored all outages. Big shout-out to our amazing LPEA lineworkers and operations teams in Durango and Pagosa. Thank you for your long, cold, tedious hours spent restoring power!
JANUARY 15th - 5:02 PM UPDATE
We currently only have two outages impacting eight members. Crews are committed to getting your power back up and will continue to work through the night if other outages occur. A big thank you to our dispatch and our crew!
For the latest updates, check out the outage map: outage.lpea.coop
JANUARY 15th - 1:13 PM UPDATE
Scattered outages continue to occur as snow unloads from the powerlines. Operations are monitoring the situation closely, and crews are tackling the largest outages first per LPEA’s Power Restoration Plan. Crews will be out around the clock until power is restored to all our members.
JANUARY 15th - 11:58 AM UPDATE
Scattered outages continue to occur as snow unloads from overhead powerlines. With the snowfall, we expect to see more outages today. Operations are monitoring the situation closely, and crews continue to be in the field. Get the latest updates on our outage map: outage.lpea.coop
JANUARY 15th - 10:21 AM UPDATE
Heavy, wet snow is causing outages across LPEA's service territory. We currently have 25 outages impacting 406 members, and we expect more outages throughout the day while the snow continues. LPEA crews are fully deployed and will work until all power is restored.
We know it is frustrating and scary to be without power, especially in the winter. We also know it is frustrating not to know how long the outage will last. Unfortunately, LPEA cannot give estimated restoration times because crews don't know the issue until they arrive at each outage location, and restoration times vary widely depending on the cause (e.g., a broken pole vs. an open circuit from lines unloading snow). As a general rule of thumb, we start with the largest outages and work our way down to individual homes.
Though we do our best, no utility company is able to guarantee 100% service. As such, we encourage you to prepare for when the lights do go out. Here are some PRO TIPS to help you weather any LPEA outage.
We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause. If you have not already, make sure you are signed up for LPEA's Outage Texting Service to report future outages and receive service restoration updates direct to your mobile phone.