BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two major Colorado ski resorts – Keystone and Breckenridge – were closed at the start of the ski day Friday due to power outages. The power was restored just before 3 pm
The eruption also hit other areas in Summit County, and some schools were forced to close.
About 15,000 customers in Breckenridge were out of service at 9:00. The Colorado office governor asks people to stay informed by following the City of Breckenridge, Summit County Government, Summit County Sheriff's Office for updated updates, closures, and individual emergency work.
The outbreaks come in a bad time – temperatures in the Colorado mountains are currently in single digits.
A source told CBS4, Xcel lost gas pressure on a large transmission line in the county. The tool now forces consciously rolling electric power outages to save gas consumption in the hope that they can avoid a complete gas outage. Most gas appliances and stoves still use electricity (such as the fan on an oven), so the power outages greatly reduce the use of gas while continuing with pilot lights. If pilots go out, it is much worse because the service is not restored until the crew visits homes.
All primary schools in the Summit County school district closed for the day due to outbreaks. 19659003] Due to the power outages, we will accept Breckenridge Recreation Center members today.
– Silverthorne Town (@SilverthorneCO) February 8, 2019
Keystone tweeted after 9am that they managed to get
Copper Mountain said power problems affected some of their operations, but they are still open. A basin said they are open to skiing and snowboarding and that they are not affected by the eruption.
Windy conditions forced Keystone to close for a period on Thursday. Night driving on Thursday night was also canceled due to the cold temperatures.