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Mechanical failure downed power line, sparked grass fires, left 2,000 without power in Sandy

Posted at 3:00 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 17:10:29-05

SANDY, Utah – About 2,000 were without power in Sandy after mechanical failure took down power lines near I-15 northbound and 9000 S. Wednesday.

Sandy Fire said a splice holding two power lines together failed and the live lines fell to the ground, sparking a few small grass fires at about 1 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Power officials originally told Fox 13 a vehicle hit a power pole at the off-ramp took down power lines.

Sandy Fire said there was actually no car crash in the area at that time.

Rocky Mountain Power estimated power to be restored by 4:30 p.m.

Check here for the latest power outage updates from Rocky Mountain Power.

Sandy power outages – Rocky Mountain Power