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1 Dead, At Least A Dozen Injured During Windstorm

Sep 8, 2020, 6:43 PM | Updated: 8:14 pm
Trees block the road in Sugar House after heavy winds hit the area Tuesday. (Dan Rascon/KSL TV)...
Trees block the road in Sugar House after heavy winds hit the area Tuesday. (Dan Rascon/KSL TV)
(Dan Rascon/KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – At least one person has died from injuries sustained during Tuesday’s windstorm and a dozen others suffered minor injuries, according to Jess Gomez with Intermountain Healthcare.

Gomez confirmed the fatality was from weather-related injuries but no further information was available due to HIPPA regulations.

At least 12 others suffered minor injuries and have been treated and released as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Massive Trees Blocking Sugar House Roads

WOW: Here's a look at two trees that fell in Sugar House due to high winds.Latest forecasts and LIVE updates on KSL 5 TV news at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. tonight. (Video: KSL's Dan Rascon)

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Crews are working to clear roads and restore power across the state. Over 159,000 Utahns were without power Tuesday evening and officials with Rocky Mountain Power said it could take 48-72 hours to fully restore power.

On Utah roads, dozens of semitrailers tipped over due to high winds. All restrictions have been lifted in Box Elder, Weber and Davis counties on I-15 and Legacy Parkway, but state troopers urged drivers to check conditions before leaving their homes.

Power outages have also affected schools. The Salt Lake City School District canceled classes for Wednesday after outages were reported in over half of the district’s buildings.

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1 Dead, At Least A Dozen Injured During Windstorm