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Power restored after wind damages power poles in SLC; more storms expected

Posted at 9:33 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 11:16:26-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Power has been restored to hundreds of people after strong winds knocked down several power poles in Salt Lake City Monday night.

More showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday afternoon.

Crews worked overnight to restore power.

Winds gusted to over 50 mph, and some of the worst damage was in the area of 500 North and 2200 West.

"Some of them are all the way down, some of them are just kind of suspended by the wires," Officer Andy Leonard with the Salt Lake City Police Department said.

Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base also lost power service for several hours but switched to back up generators.

The Utah National Guard was called in to help direct traffic during rush hour traffic.