CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne residents are in the midst of a power outage, according to Black Hills Energy’s Outage Center.
Beginning around 2 p.m., most of Cheyenne west of I-25 is currently experiencing an outage. The estimated time of restoration is two hours, with Black Hills Energy stating an estimated time of 4:30 p.m.
In light of the outage, the Cheyenne Police Department is warning people to be careful when driving, as all street lights are currently out.
Currently, the street lights are affected in Downtown Cheyenne between W. Pershing Boulevard and Lincolnway and an area near 8th Avenue. The police department is asking residents to treat traffic lights that have no power as a four-way stop.
Downtown Cheyenne between W. Pershing Boulevard and Lincolnway and an area near 8th Avenue.
✅Do – Treat traffic lights that have no power as a four-way stop.
❌Don’t – Close your eyes, mash the gas, and hope for the best.
Right-of-way: if intersections have no signage or signals, drivers should yield to traffic on their right and to cars already crossing the intersection.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.