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Fallen trees cause power outages west of Main Avenue in Durango

La Plata Electric Association responded to incidents Saturday and Wednesday
(Durango Herald file)

Power was knocked out Saturday and Wednesday to residents in central and northern Durango after trees fell through power lines, according to La Plata Electric Association.

The most recent outage occurred about 12:21 p.m. Wednesday when a tree fell through a line on west 24th Street, said Hillary Knox, spokeswoman for LPEA. More than 100 customers were without power until 1:13 p.m., and 34 customers remained without power later in the afternoon.

Knox said it may take a few hours to restore power to the 34 customers who remained without power Wednesday.

“They have a lot of stuff to repair before they can get those 34 members back up,” she said.

Another power outage occurred about 10:05 p.m. Saturday when a tree fell through a power line, she said. Customers were without power for about 50 minutes, mostly on the west side of north Main Avenue. But downtown businesses such as El Rancho and Starlight Lounge were also impacted.


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