Power restored for over 85,000 in Salt Lake Valley

Posted at 10:59 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 10:50:28-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 85,000 northern Utah customers lost power Thursday night, according to Rocky Mountain Power.

The outage was reported around 10:45 p.m., and according to Rocky Mountain Power, over 85,000 customers lost power in Salt Lake City, Magna, West Valley City, South Salt Lake, North Salt Lake, and Bountiful.

Crews restored all power by 2:53 a.m.

Several people called FOX 13 News to report they could see flames in the area of refineries near North Salt Lake, but it appears those flames are part of normal operations and are simply more visible due to the decrease in light caused by the outage.

Nearby fire agencies confirmed to FOX 13 News they were not responding to any reports of active fires in the Salt Lake Valley.

The outages were in zip codes 84044, 84102, 84103, and 84128, according to RMP.

The Tooele outage applied to zip code 84074.

FOX 13 News viewers also reported outages in other areas as well, including zip codes 84105, 84108 and areas of Bountiful.

A company spokesman said just after 11 p.m. that crews were still out assessing the issue to determine a cause.