High Winds | Power Outages 12-15-202115:07:08
Due to high winds, Xcel has had several power outages impacting areas in Larimer County. https://www.outagemap-xcelenergy.com/outagemap/. If you lose power, avoid opening the refrigerator. A refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours; a full freezer, for about 48-hours (24-hours if half full). Once power returns, inspect your food. If any perishable food (e.g., meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, leftovers) has been above 40-degrees F for two hours or more, throw it away. If there is any food in your freezer that is partially or completely thawed, it can be safely refrozen IF it still contains ice crystals or is 40-degrees F or colder. Throw away any food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture, or if it feels warm to the touch. NEVER taste a food to decide if it’s safe. When in doubt, throw it out.