Power restored to thousands across Salt Lake Valley after Monday morning outages
Nov 7, 2022, 6:07 AM | Updated: 11:06 am
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Over 22,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers were without power due to an outage that also left several intersections dark across Salt Lake County Monday morning.
RMP crews told KSL NewsRadio at least one of the outages was caused by mylar balloons hitting a power line.
The biggest outage was affecting almost 16,000 customers in the South Jordan area. Over 6,000 lost power in Salt Lake City.
UPDATE: Over 22,000 are without power in Salt Lake County as Rocky Mountain Power crews investigate dozens of outages.
— KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) November 7, 2022
Schools to remain open
West High School, Mary W. Jackson Elementary School and the Salt Lake Center for Science Education lost power Monday morning, but the Salt Lake City School District said the schools are open and ready for students. They will start at their normal times this morning.
Granite School District spokesperson Ben Horsley said he was not aware of any impacts to their schools.
Salt Lake City police reminded drivers to treat dark intersections as a four-way stop. Officers have responded to assist with traffic control at several intersections.
Updated @ 10:56 am: Power has been restored in the Millcreek and Salt Lake City areas as of 9:24 am. The cause of the outage was the loss of a transmission line. We greatly appreciate your patience while crews worked to quickly and safely restore power. pic.twitter.com/ewDI7lQJlT
— Rocky Mountain Power UT (@RMP_Utah) November 7, 2022
Outages were reported along 300 West between 300 South and 500 South and along 500 South, 1300 East and at 2700 S. State Street.
The Utah Department of Transportation said the intersections of 11800 S. State Street, 10610 S. Redwood Road, and 9000 South at Interstate 15 also experienced outages.
The Utah Transit Authority said outages were impacting FrontRunner service between the Salt Lake Central and North Temple stations, as well as downtown TRAX lines.
Strong winds are moving into Utah ahead of storms that will bring cooler weather, mountain snow and valley rain to the entire state.
Winds are whipping in Tooele Valley and Salt Lake Valley. Some gusts registering to 60+ mph. Power outages throughout SL Valley, but not confirmed to be caused by wind. #utwx pic.twitter.com/UkoB31GOc6
— Matthew Johnson (@KSL_Matt) November 7, 2022