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High winds, truck crash leave many without power across northern Utah

Posted at 1:02 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 19:48:28-04

Almost 3,000 are without power across northern Utah, according to Rocky Mountain Power.

That is down from about 4,000 earlier Friday.

Multiple counties are affected including Cache, Iron, Salt Lake, Summit Wasatch and Weber.

High winds sweeping across Utah are to blame.

Power lines were reported down and sparking on the roadway near 7200 S. 165 W. Unified Fire Authority says 7200 South is closed in both directions from 150 West to 180 West as crews work to restore power. The closure is expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m.

A video submitted by Fox 13 viewer Christian Little appears to show those sparks.

Provo City Power has reported about 100 are without power but for a different reason.

Officials said four power poles are down because a truck hit the wires near the Provo Cemetery at 900 E. 1040 S.

Crews are working to restore power but do not have a time estimate yet because of the large amount of damage. Click here to get the latest outage information for your area.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

The wind also created delays and diversions at Salt Lake City International Airport. Seven flights were diverted and 16 outbound flights and 12 inbound flights were delayed.

Wind has also knocked damaged a tree in West Valley City.

A tree damaged by wind in West Valley City.