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Video: Transformer erupts in sparks, thousands without power

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Feb 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-27 20:19:48-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Thousands of people are without power in the Salt Lake area Thursday as Rocky Mountain Power crews repair damages, and a FOX 13 News viewer submitted video of a transformer erupting in sparks.

According to Rocky Mountain Power's website, about 2,823 customers in zip code 84119 are without power, and service is expected to be restored by about 10 p.m.

A crew has been dispatched to the scene, and the website lists the cause of the outage as "emergency damage repair."

The video above was submitted by Mackenzie Kunz of West Jordan.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available. Visit Rocky Mountain Power's website for updated outage information.