Wind gusts cause traffic delays, knock out power along Wasatch Front

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jun 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-06 02:31:12-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Wind gusts that came through northern Utah late Tuesday morning caused traffic delays as well as knocked out power in areas throughout the Wasatch Front.

In Ogden, over 2,200 Rocky Mountain Power customers lost their power due to wind at about 1:30 p.m. Crews were able to restore power by 5 p.m. to those affected in the 84404 zip code area.

In Northern Utah County, where gusts reached speeds of 60 to 70 mph, a semi carrying a trailer overturned because of strong winds as it was approaching Point of the Mountain on northbound Interstate 15. No one was seriously injured in the accident, but the trailer blocked two lanes and backed traffic as far as Lehi.

Roadways, especially near northern Utah County, were littered with wind-blown debris and scattered dust storms.

The National Weather Service says high winds will affect the Wasatch Front until 8 p.m.