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Storms to blame for sporadic outages on Pueblo’s South Side

Stormy weather cut power to residents on the South Side overnight Thursday.

“We mostly dealt with a pretty good rain and some wind,” Wes Ashton, spokesman for Black Hills Energy, said. “That mist comes in at an angle and can get in some of the equipment and cause issues.”

The first reported outage occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday on Glenroyal Drive, according to Ashton.

Various other outages were reported throughout the night and early Friday morning.

About 750 customers were impacted for a couple of hours in the Hyde Park area, Ashton said.

Another 1,000 were without power in the Sunset Park area. That outage was resolved within the first 45 minutes for most people but some had to wait a little longer.

“There were small and sporadic outages throughout south and central Pueblo,” Ashton said. “Weather-related equipment issues impacted three of our substations and crews were out all night dealing with various outages. The vast majority of them were resolved in about an hour. Probably 95 percent was restored pretty quickly.”

Some had to wait longer for the outage to be resolved.

Taco Bell, Carl’s Jr. and Sunflower Bank on South Pueblo Boulevard were the last three businesses to have their power restored at about 8:20 a.m. Friday.

“By the morning hours most residences had power restored,” Ashton said. “Those businesses we got back on before business hours began.”

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