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Xcel wants homeowners to call

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE COUNTY ” At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a buildup of debris and ice at a natural gas regulator caused the device to fail, which in turn caused a drop in pressure to homes downstream of the facility. This facility is located at approximately Village Road and Eagle County Road 6.

The facility was repaired by 5 p.m. and full pressure returned at about 5:30 p.m. There was no natural gas leak, explosion or injuries.

In the intervening time, however, lower natural gas pressure may have caused certain home appliances to go out. We estimate that up to 150 homes may still have appliances out, including the furnace.

The affected areas include the Beaver Creek, Wild Ridge and Mountain Star subdivisions.

We are asking residents who do not have service to contact us at the numbers below. In addition, if area residents know their out-of-town neighbors and have a way to contact them, we would ask them to do so.

Please ask any out-of-town homeowners call Xcel Energy at (800) 895-2999 or (800) 895-4999 to make arrangements to have their homes checked out.

Xcel Energy currently has extra crews from Denver, Silverthorne and Rifle in the area to relight pilot lights.

We have notified various homeowner associations and management companies, we have instituted a Reverse 911 with the Avon fire and law enforcement, and we are going door-to-door to alert customers to the issue.

Vail Daily, Vail Colorado CO

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