BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Xcel Energy was slowly restoring natural gas to about 7,200 customers in Boulder County who spent a frigid Friday night without it.
Xcel was on track Saturday to restore natural gas service to about 400 customers per hour into Saturday evening, with about 4,500 restorations complete as of 9 p.m., the company said.
Work was expected to continue until 1 a.m., Xcel estimated.
An Xcel spokeswoman said most outages were in Niwot, Gunbarrel and southwestern Longmont.
The utility has called in additional resources from around the state and from Minnesota, Wisconsin, California and New Mexico.
“With temperatures hovering in the single digits, we want to restart service as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.
At My Mom’s Pie shop in Niwot, the scent of fresh-baked goods was back in the air Saturday afternoon.