MARCH 11 - 11:45 AM UPDATE
All members have been restored.
MARCH 11 - 9:10 AM UPDATE
1,400 members near Purgatory have been restored, including the resort. We are now down to 12 outages impacting 132 members. Crews remain in the field.
MARCH 11 - 8:00 AM UPDATE
LPEA has been experiencing widespread outages due to wet, heavy snow since roughly 12:45 AM today. We currently have eight outages impacting 1,594 members. The largest outage is at the Purgatory substation, impacting 1,400 members, including Purgatory resort. LPEA crews are fully deployed and will work until all power is restored.
We expect more outages throughout the day while the snow continues.
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.
You can also get live updates during outages on our outage map and by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter.