Xcel substation fire

So the power outage was apparently pretty major. Even my brother, a mile and a half away, lost power – although his stayed on when mine only came on for five minutes at 8:34 pm.

There was a fire at a substation east of me, and a power transformer blew up. I got a couple of messages about it on my voicemail, saying that they’ve restored power to the area but it’s a temporary fix that stretches the limits of other parts of the grid. The substation itself is out until repairs can be completed, so there may be more outages in the next few weeks if there isn’t enough power without the electricity it provides.

Well, boo.

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