Gift to Colorado Springs Utilities crews? Power outage and a water-main break

By Barb Cotter Published: December 25, 2013 | 2:05 pm 0

Colorado Springs Utilities crews were kept busy on Christmas Day, with a two-hour power outage west of The Broadmoor area, and a water-main break in the Village Seven area.

Utilities spokesman Mark Murphy said a rotted power pole in a wilderness area near Old Stage Road fell over, affecting breakers that cut power to about 735 customers mid-morning. Power was restored about 12:45 p.m. after crews reset the breakers, he said.

The water-main break occurred about 9:30 a.m. at South Carefree Circle and Serendipity Circle, affecting eight residences, Murphy said. Repairs were not scheduled to be finished until about 4 p.m. Murphy said traffic wasn't affected.

Crews were in place to tackle the problems, even on Christmas.

"Water-main breaks and outages don't take a holiday," Murphy said.

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