About 8,000 customers were still without power late Friday afternoon, about 48 hours after the recent “bomb cyclone” started to hit Colorado communities.
At its peak, about 400,000 people across the state lost power due to the storm.
Most of these Xcel Energy customers are in the Denver metro area, said Mark Stutz, senior media representative with Xcel Energy – Colorado in a press release. More than 60 percent of these outages are individual services.
“We again want to express our appreciation for the continued patience and understanding of our customers and the communities we serve, as we continue to work to restore electric service from this week’s blizzard,” the press release reads.
Xcel said it hopes to have most of those customers back in service by the end of the day Friday, but efforts may continue into the weekend.
The company brought in about extra workers from Missouri, Iowa and Kansas to help restore power on Thursday. More crews from Minnesota and the Dakotas will arrive Friday, for a total of about 300 out-of-state workers.
In addition to these extra hands, the 500 Xcel employees who have been working to restore service since Wednesday will return to those efforts.