Power Outage in Aurora, CO

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Xcel Energy
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Morgan County REA
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Mountain View Electric Association
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Aurora Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 6, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Intense winds knocked over shallow rooted trees and numerous power poles.

Centennial Airport - Centennial Airport
July 24, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong winds from a thunderstorm blew down a tree. The tree fell onto a power line and caused a small fire.

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July 6, 2022

Severe thunderstorms produced six short-lived tornadoes across northeast Weld and Morgan counties. Two of those landspouts were rated as EF1. In Weld County, the tornado downed several trees and power poles. In Morgan County, some oak trees were shredded and a power pole was snapped. Across Douglas, Elbert and northern Lincoln counties, severe thunderstorms produced large hail, from quarter to half dollar size. Strong thunderstorm wind gusts to 60 mph were reported along highway 71, south of Limon.

July 29, 2018

Severe thunderstorms brought damaging tornadoes, straight-line winds, large hail and heavy rain across northeast Colorado. A total of 4 tornadoes touched down and impacted the communities of Brush, Hillrose, and Snyder. An EF-2 tornado struck the east side of Brush and caused significant damage to the Brush Airport and turned semi-trucks on their side on U.S. 34. Highway 34, was closed near the Morgan-Washington county line due to debris and downed power lines. In Hillrose and Snyder moderate damage to structures included: roofs, windows, siding, broken trees, power lines and piles down. In Snyder, the town hall was also damaged and some roadways were inundated with over 3 feet of standing water. In Snyder, a tornado touched down in the Pinneno feedlot, which injured and killed livestock. Heavy agricultural damage to crops was reported and pivots were destroyed. ||In Morgan County, over 200 poles down were knocked down and caused extensive power outages across the area. Those affected by the tornados were expected to be without power for up to 2 days. Approximately 20 people suffered mainly minor injuries. The hail ranged in size from quarter to baseball size, and produced peak wind gusts to around 75 mph. Multiple road closures were reported around Morgan County due to flooded roadways and downed power lines. As the storm continued east, near-zero visibility rain fell in Akron, which was accompanied by strong winds. In the southern portion of Washington County, the storm produced hail up to baseball size south of Anton. There was also widely spread damage to crops, vehicles, roofs, siding, and windows. In Greeley, reports of damage included broken windshields and destroyed gardens.

July 27, 2018

Five tornadoes touched down, three of those produced damage on an EF-1 scale. South of Byers, a tornado took to roof off a manufactured home and partially destroyed an outbuilding. The tornado flipped a UPS truck end over end and injured the driver. The second tornado near Ponderosa Park uprooted several trees. The third tornado near Deer Trail tossed a cattle feeder approximately one-quarter of a mile, blew over some farm equipment and blew out the windows of a home. In addition to the tornadoes, severe thunderstorms produced hail up to golf ball size, heavy rain along with some minor |flooding. Multiple power lines were downed and Eads experienced a power outage.

June 17, 2018

Severe thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds over Arapahoe, Sedgwick, and Washington counties. In Sedgwick County, storm damage included an irrigation pivot that overturned at county roads 21 through 34 between Ovid and Sedgwick. Severe crop damage was also observed with minor flooding to county roads. Intense straight-line winds near Julesburg knocked down power poles and caused outages. A tornado touched down briefly in an open field. ||In Washington County, a combination of large hail up to half dollar size and strong winds shattered windows and damaged the siding of a house near Elba. Straight-line winds 60 to 70 mph stripped trees and flattened crops in the immediate area. Many wheat fields were damaged by wind and hail in a path that extended from between approximately county roads 17 and 30. There was also an abandoned barn at the intersection of county roads 30 and JJ.

April 13, 2018

A powerful storm system moved over northeast Colorado on the 13th, then slowly exited into the Central Plains on the 14th. The storm produced blizzard conditions over the far northeastern plains of Colorado, with high winds elsewhere. Snow and blowing snow produced extensive drifting snow up to 7 feet deep, along with near zero visibility. The dangerous conditions made the roads impassable and stranded motorists over northeast Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Washington counties. Consequently, I-76 east of Sterling, I-70 east of Limon and nearly all other roads and highways across Northeast and East-Central Colorado were closed due to hazardous driving conditions. In total, more than a dozen semi-trucks were blown over. Eight semi trucks west of Akron, along Colorado Highway 34 were blown over. Blizzard conditions made it nearly impossible to get tow trucks to accidents and rescue stranded motorists. The dangerous conditions also caused widespread power outages and strayed cattle. Some livestock was lost, mainly calves.||Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted in the Hugo and Limon areas. A large tree, 2.5 ft in diameter, was knocked over in Hugo. Peak wind gusts included: 78 mph at Akron-Washington County Airport, 76 mph at Limon Municipal Airport, 72 mph in Hugo and Sterling, 71 mph near Bennett and Genoa, 65 mph at Briggsdale, 62 mph, 7 miles northwest of Boyero and Denver International Airport; 60 mph, 8 miles south of Holyoke and near Wiggins; 59 mph near Keenesburg, 12 miles east-northeast of Kiowa, 7 miles south of Shamrock and Woodlin School; 58 mph at Agate, Front Range Airport in Watkins, Kassler and 11 miles west-northwest of Westplains. Snowfall totals ranged from 4 to 10 inches.


RTD files derailment report, begins repairs on R-Line in Aurora

The Regional Transportation District has filed a confidential investigation report on its September light-rail train derailment with state regulators and is now working on repairs to the damaged section of the R-Line, the agency said Monday.

Nov 8, 2022

High winds cause power outages around Denver Saturday - Denverite, the Denver site!

Xcel says service has been restored in most cases.

Nov 5, 2022

RTD says little about restoring R-Line service after derailment

Five weeks after a Regional Transportation District light-rail train derailed as it sped into a curve at a road intersection in Aurora, the R-Line hasn't resumed running on that segment. RTD officials are saying little about why.

Oct 27, 2022

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CISA alert: Daixin Team ransomware is an active threat. FBI warns of Iranian threat group's activity. Norway concerned about threats to oil and gas infrastructure. Cyber offense may be proving harder than thought. A drop in ransomware correlated with Russia's hybrid war. IBM announces grants to schools.

Oct 24, 2022

Watch: Colorado light rail splits in 2 after derailing; 3 injured

Video shows the moment a light rail train derailed as it followed a curve, splitting into two trains and injuring three people.

Sep 25, 2022

Xcel Energy's troubled coal plant goes down, adding to customers' loss of control over thermostats

Hot weather, heavy use of energy and one more shutdown of a large coal-fired power plant contributed to thousands of Xcel Energy customers losing control of their thermostats for a short time at the end of August.

Sep 14, 2022

Sussex County and Morris County power outage after I-80 accident

80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.

Aug 9, 2022

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What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
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  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

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  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
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Aurora, Colorado

City Aurora
County Arapahoe
State Colorado (CO)
Country United States
Zip Codes 80010, 80011, 80012, 80013, 80014, 80015, 80016, 80017, 80018, 80019

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