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Roads closed, thousands without power after moving truck hits utility lines near 9400 South in Sandy

Posted at 2:34 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 17:47:56-04

UPDATE: As of 3:45 p.m., Sandy City Fire says 1700 East will be affected between 9400 South and 9550 South for several more hours.

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SANDY, Utah — Several roads have been blocked off and about 10,000 customers are without power after a moving truck drove into some utility lines near 9400 South in Sandy, knocking them to the ground and compromising several others in the vicinity.

Lt. Carriger with Sandy Police says 1700 East is blocked off between 9400 South and 9700 South, and 9400 South is blocked at 1300 East. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 1:45 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Power says about 10,000 customers in the area are without power, and they estimate service will be restored by about 5 p.m.

Sandy Police say a moving truck in the area of 1480 East and 9400 South was driving and the top of the vehicle caught some utility lines, knocking them to the ground. Two utility poles and their lines were knocked to the ground, while others attached to the system were damaged but not fully downed.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the incident. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.