UPDATED: Power in Northwest Colorado restored in time for big game
CRAIG — High winds caused widespread power outages for Yampa Valley Electric Association customers on Sunday, Feb. 3, but by about 4 p.m., crews had been able to restore power for most customers.
“Power has been restored to almost all members and crews continue their work. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the Super Bowl,” stated YVEA on their Facebook page.
The electrical co-op reported that at about 1 p.m. 4,000 customers were impacted by power outages due to wind gusts and that crews were working to restore power as quickly as possible.
Within about 30 minutes of the initial outage report, YVEA stated on their Facebook page, “the airport substation has been energized. Crews continue to work on other outages.”
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a hazardous weather outlook with forecasts calling for wind gusts of 40 to 60 miles per hour in some areas reducing to 5 to 10 mph overnight Sunday before picking up slightly to 5 to 15 mph on Monday.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Pheasants Forever will present a rangeland health and sage grouse habitat workshop in Craig.