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Power is out across Summit County this morning, Friday, Feb. 8, affecting around 5,000 people. The Breckenridge and Keystone ski resorts, located in Summit County are closed at this moment due to the power outages and the Summit School District elementary schools are also closed due to the power outages.

Copper Mountain Resort is also experiencing power outages on the mountain but says it does have power in the base areas. It announced that it would open what it can, as soon as it can, after 9 a.m.  Breckenridge and Keystone ski resorts have given no indication when they will be able to open.

Xcel Energy is working to identify the source of the outage and to restore power. Neither Xcel Energy nor Summit County Emergency Management has identified the source of the outage.