Full power expected to be restored soon to Tree Haus neighborhood after outage

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— Shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, a fairly large number of homes in Steamboat Springs' Tree Haus neighborhood were without power, but all power is expected to be restored soon, said Yampa Valley Electrical Association Line Superintendent Eddie Magee.

An underground cable fault caused about 100 people to be without power. Magee said the first call came in at 3:02 p.m., but shortly after 4 p.m. all but about 15 residents had their power back.

"Our guys showed up on site and actually tried to isolate the piece of cable that's bad," Magee said. "They just back feed it from a different direction."

Magee said that in power outage situations involving subdivision neighborhoods such as Tree Haus, the power source is from one big loop underground, so if a stretch of cable is bad, it's a simple procedure to isolate.

As of 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Magee said YVEA is just minutes away from restoring full power to those who lost it. Although there was a fairly large number of people without power, Magee said on average only about 5 to 10 percent of residents even call YVEA dispatch to report the problem

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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