Jan. 11--Two power outages were reported Friday in Weld County, according to Xcel Energy's interactive power outage map.
The first occurred about 12:15 p.m. near LaSalle. It affected an estimated 1,399 residents, according to Xcel's web site. The cause of the outage was a pole fire on Weld County Road 394 just west of LaSalle, said Michelle Aguayo, a spokeswoman for Xcel Energy. Power was restored about 2 p.m.
The second power outage was reported about 2:15 p.m. and affected an unknown number of Greeley residents. The issue was resolved as of 4 p.m. Friday, according to Xcel's web site.
The power outages in Weld County represented two of at least 30 others that had been reported throughout the state. The majority of those outages occurred in the Denver metro area, where Winter Storm Gia had dropped 4-6 inches of heavy, wet snow by Friday afternoon. Other power outages were reported in Clifton, which is outside of Grand Junction, and the Georgetown-Silver Plume area off of Interstate 70 in the mountains.
-- Joe Moylan covers crime and public safety for The Greeley Tribune. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, (970) 392-4467 or on Twitter @JoeMoylan.
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