Power Outage in Cripple Creek, CO

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Xcel Energy
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Cripple Creek Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 27, 2004 - Lightning

A lightning strike caused a 4-hour power outage to most of Cripple Creek. The outage shut down those casinos and other businesses and residences that did not have emergency generators.

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It's unbelievable': 1,000 rescued as Hurricane Fiona cripples Puerto Rico with flooding and power outages and slams the Dominican Republic

Rescuers are scrambling to save flooding victims in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona wiped out power to most of the island before crashing into the Dominican Republic.

Sep 19, 2022

Man arrested after crash caused power outage in southwest Colorado Springs | Traffic | gazette.com

A man has been arrested after reportedly causing a crash and power outage Monday morning, Colorado Springs police said.

Jul 18, 2022

Colorado Springs weather updates: Sub-freezing temps expected overnight | Weather | gazette.com

A late season winter-snowstorm rocked the Centennial State, dropped up to 16 inches of snow in some parts of the Pikes Peak region. Read the latest here.

May 21, 2022

Power Outages Increase as Extreme Weather Inflicts Toll on Aging Grid, Vulnerable Citizens

Power outages from severe weather have doubled over the past two decades across the U.S., as a warming climate stirs more destructive storms that cripple

Apr 7, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

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);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Cripple Creek, Colorado

City Cripple Creek
County Teller
State Colorado (CO)
Country United States
Zip Codes 80813

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