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Electrical power restored to nearly 11,000 Denver customers

October 4, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Nearly 11,000 customers in Denver were without power after a large piece of debris blew into a substation and damaged electrical equipment.

Xcel Energy employees worked late Wednesday night to restore electrical power to 10,970 customers in the LoDo and Ballpark neighborhoods.

Company spokeswoman Michelle Arguayo says power was restored to all customers in the area by 10:15 p.m.

Denver firefighters responded to at least a dozen calls about stuck elevators associated with the outages. There were also reports of surveillance cameras going down. Downtown traffic lights went out because of the outages, causing traffic delays.

The first 48 outages affecting 6,417 customers were reported at about 7:20 p.m.

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