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Power outage affects thousands in Denver

9:23 PM, Jan 30, 2014   |    comments
Courtesy: Blair Shiff
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DENVER - More than 4,000 Xcel Energy customers were in the dark Thursday evening.

Xcel Energy said the outage occurred around 8:45 p.m. in the Capitol Hill area near downtown Denver.

The company's website puts the total number of customers affected at 4,535.

Xcel says the outage was caused by a lock out, where the system shuts itself off if it suspects a problem on the line.

Power was expected to be restored before midnight.

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