Boulder County Sheriff’s Office closed due to power outage

(Credit: MGN Online)

(Credit: MGN Online)

BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office headquarters were closed Tuesday due to a power outage, a press release confirmed.

The outage was due to a damaged main electrical line, the office confirmed in a press release sent Tuesday afternoon. A backhoe working on the new coroner’s office facility behind the sheriff’s headquarters at 5600 Flatiron Parkway is believed to have caused the damage.

“There is currently only minimal power to the building from a generator which operates things such as emergency lights,” the press release stated. “Due to the lack of operational computers, HVAC, etc., Sheriff Joe Pelle has made the decision to close the administrative functions of the office for the remainder of the day.”

The closure and outage were not expected to affect any of the daily services provided sheriff’s office, according to the release, including the jail and the communications center.

However, administrative services such as record requests, concealed carry permits and fingerprinting were expected to be delayed as long as the outage exists.

Emergency crews hoped to have power restored to the building by Wednesday.