Outage Information and Tips
TIP 1: AVOID DOWNED POWER LINES
Don’t touch any downed lines! Don’t touch any object that is touching a power line (car, tree, etc.). Keep people and pets/animals away from downed power lines until a Mountain Parks Electric line crew arrives to clear the area. If no MPE line crew has arrived, report downed power lines right away.
TIP 2: PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
During a power outage, your refrigerated food should remain cold up to 4 hours if you keep the door closed. Your full freezer will maintain its temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours for a freezer half full).
TIP 3: UNPLUG FOR PROTECTION
Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment and sensitive electronics during an outage. Turn off or disconnect any appliances (like stoves) that you were using when the power went out. This can help avoid damage to equipment if the power surges or spikes.