Planned Power Outage
Sunday, April 29
NOTICE: To All Town of Lyons Utility Customers,
Early on Sunday, April 29, the Town of Lyons will conduct routine, 10-year maintenance protocols on the Town’s electric substation. During this time, residents and businesses will experience an electrical blackout for an estimated 2 to 4 hours, scheduled to occur between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am. Please note that water and sewer services will continue to operate as normal.
The health, safety and welfare of the community are the Town’s top priority. We are working with the Boulder County Sheriff’s department, who is providing extra law enforcement personnel in Lyons, patrolling and ensuring safety and security during the outage. The Lyons Fire Protection District will also have extra personnel on staff for Fire/EMS needs. Lyons Fire is equipped with generators to maintain power in their building; during this time, residents may go to the fire station in the case of an emergency or if they only have a land line which require electricity.
The Town is also working with our local senior services and human services, in an effort to accommodate residents with special requirements, such as oxygen or other medical needs. If you have medical needs requiring electric, and would like to work with the Town for resources during the outage, please contact Audrey Dicus at ADicus@townoflyons.com. If you have a neighbor that you are concerned about, please reach out to them. The Town is working with business owners for continuity of operations during the outage, e.g. food safety, medical supplies, patient care.
Lyons Fire Protection District, N Line Electric, and the Town are asking for the community’s help in unplugging all unessential electric sources for the duration of the outage, as to help mitigate potential hazards upon restarting the town’s power. Also, unplug any electronics to protect from an electrical surge when the power is restored. If you have battery backup for those devices, you might want to power those down too or they may beep incessantly during the outage. This may also be an opportune time to replace and test batteries in smoke detectors and home security systems, if you haven’t within the last year.
If the contractor feels that the work might take longer than four hours, they will work to turn the electricity back on and come back at a later date. Should there be any changes, the Town will send additional communications via email, website, and social media. For this and other emergency reasons, we advise residents to charge cell phones prior to the blackout, to ensure you receive notifications related to the outage.
Communication regarding this scheduled maintenance event is ongoing, together with the Lyons Fire Protection District and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, to implement appropriate safety and security measures for the planned power outage on April 29th.
This should not impact Poudre REA or Longmont Power electric customers.
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