Employees at the 7-Eleven located at 1401 W. Elizabeth St. said power was restored to their store and other businesses along West Elizabeth Street at approximately 12:50 a.m. Although the 7-Eleven was still closed at 12:50 a.m., they said that they would again be accepting customers at 1 a.m.
At approximately 10:25 p.m, power went out in all businesses lining West Elizabeth Street from South Shields Street to City Park Avenue.
Yum Yum Restaurant was one of several businesses affected by the power outage.
“This is my first blackout while working at a bar,” said Callie Barker, a server and bartender at Yum Yum Restaurant. “It’s actually kind of fun — everyone is handling it pretty well.”
Power is out from the Qdoba Mexican Grill, located at 1104 W. Elizabeth St., at least until the Fatafeat Mediterranean Cuisine, located at 1401 W. Elizabeth St.
“I have tabs open and I have phone numbers for everybody that’s sitting in here, and I know all of them,” Barker said. “It’s all people who had been here prior (to the power outage). No new customers.”
Following the power outage, many took to Twitter and YikYak seeking information. Power outages were reported at Ram’s Village, the District and Plum Street. Stoplights on Shields Street were also reported to be down.
Fort Collins Police officers were stationed at and directing traffic at the corner of West Elizabeth Street and South Shields Street at approximately 11 p.m., and were unresponsive to questions from the Collegian.
According to a tweet from Fort Collins Utilities, crews are hoping to have power restored by 1 a.m.
Collegian Senior Reporter Rick Cookson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @RickCookson1.