Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Salt Lake Valley power outage hit 8,500, all but handful restored

First Published Aug 09 2013 07:28 am • Last Updated Aug 09 2013 09:31 am

Rocky Mountain Power crews had fully restored service by Friday morning to all but a relative handful of the 8,500 Salt Lake Valley customers left without electricity when a wind-blown storm wreaked havoc on transmission lines late Thursday.

Maria O’Mara, a spokeswoman for the utility, said that as of dawn Friday only 30 customers — scattered throughout Holladay, Salt Lake City, Cottonwood and Midvale — remained in the dark. Repairs and restoration were expected to be completed at those locations throughout the day.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Severe weather rolled through the valley Thursday afternoon, and with lightning-punctuated winds gusting over 50 mph in places, was at its worst between 3 and 4 p.m.

Crews worked through the night to restore service, O’Mara said.

The outages also affected some TRAX rail stations’ emergency barrier lighting, but trains continued to run on schedule.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.