Multiple Power Outages Reported As Result Of Earthquake
Mar 18, 2020, 9:43 AM | Updated: 10:48 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Rocky Mountain Power on Wednesday responded to multiple calls of power outages following a 5.7-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Magna.
According to a statement from RMP, the initial quake affected power for 73,000 customers along the Wasatch Front. As of approximately 9:30 a.m., workers were able to reduce the number to approximately 49,000.
“We are working with emergency responders to assess the situation so we can restore power safely,” according to a RMP statement. “We are reviewing the structural condition of our own buildings and substations for safety, so customers should be prepared for an extended period without power.”
Rocky Mountain Power officials reminded customers to stay away from downed power lines and report them by calling 1-877-508-5088.
“We appreciate your patience,” according to the statement. “Our thoughts are with the customers directly affected by this morning’s incident.”