Nearly 5,000 without power in Delta area

A mural in downtown Delta, Colorado. Jan. 24, 2022 file photo.
A mural in downtown Delta, Colorado. Jan. 24, 2022 file photo.(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 3:41 PM MDT
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DELTA, Colo. (KKCO) - UPDATE: 4:55 p.m. - In a Facebook post, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office states the power is slowly being restored to parts of Delta.

The sheriff’s department is asking residents to remain patient as City of Delta crews work to restore the power and only call dispatch to report downed lines and damaged power poles.

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. - According to the Delta Montrose Electrical Association, almost 5,000 people are without power. DMEA says people in Delta, Eckert, Orchard City and Hotchkiss are without power.

According to a Facebook post from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, power and traffic lights are out for most of the downtown area of Delta.

As of about 3:30 p.m. Friday, repair crews have found the downed power line that caused the outage, and are working to get the power back on. That’s according to a press release from the City of Delta sent out Friday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office is asking everyone to treat traffic lights as 4-way stop signs while the power is out.

Update 4:45 pm - Power is slowly being restored to parts of Delta. Please be patient while City of Delta crews work to...

Posted by Delta County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 22, 2022

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