Glenwood Springs – Mitchell Creek Electric Transmission Line Rebuild Project
Public safety is at the foundation of all we do. Xcel Energy complies with federal, state and company safety standards. It’s our mission to ensure your family, neighbors, and every one of our employees stay safe each day.
Around our electrical system, please follow these tips to stay safe:
Overhead Power Lines
Before working outside, first look up and all around to see if there are any overhead power lines above the work area. Please keep yourself, your tools, and equipment at least 10 feet away from overhead lines at all times.
Call 811 Before You Dig
Many of today’s electric lines are buried underground and could run right through your yard. One free, easy call gets your utility lines marked and helps protect yourself from unnecessary injury or expense. Contact Colorado 811 to have buried utility lines marked by a professional before beginning any digging projects, such as planting a tree, installing a mailbox or building a deck. Once the lines are identified, respect the marks and avoid digging near them. The line may be shallower than you think due to natural shifts in the ground.
One easy call to 811 starts the process. Visit CO811.org to find out more.
Stay Away from Downed Power Lines
Downed or low-hanging power lines and damaged electrical equipment have the potential to cause serious injuries or even death. Always assume that electric lines and equipment are energized, even if they do not appear to be “live.” We recommended you stay at least 25 feet away from downed lines and 10 feet away from overhead lines.
Do not touch the electric lines or anyone or anything in contact with them. Touching a live line or anything near it, such a fence, puddle, car, etc., can cause electrocution resulting in serious injury and even death. Instead, clear the area immediately and contact Xcel Energy’s emergency number: 800-895-1999.
Call 911 in an emergency.
Report an Outage
If you experience an electrical outage, report it to Xcel Energy by:
- Going online
- Calling 800-895-1999
- Texting OUT to 98936
After you report your outage, check the outage map for updates.
In an emergency, ALWAYS dial 911.
Xcel Energy has always worked to reduce the risks of wildfire. The Xcel Energy Wildfire Protection Program works to reduce risks of wildfire on our infrastructure and risks that the electrical system would cause a wildfire. Part of this program includes replacing aged infrastructure like we are doing for this Project in Glenwood Springs.