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Hundreds without power in northern Utah

Power outages
Posted at 6:45 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 20:16:12-05

Rocky Mountain Power is working to restore electricity for hundreds of northern Utah customers who lost power Tuesday morning.

As of 11:26 a.m., the company reports about 171 customers in Salt Lake County and 970 customers in Davis and Weber counties are affected.

By about 6 p.m., there were only five outages in Salt Lake County, one in Davis and 40 in Weber, according to Rocky Mountain Power's online outage map.

A Rocky Mountain Power spokesman said the outages in Davis and Weber counties are related to Tuesday morning's high wind gusts along the northern Wasatch Front.

A power outage that affected customers in West Jordan Tuesday morning was probably not wind-related.

"We've got about 2,700 customers out there. They're looking at a substation problem there, or perhaps something out of a line," said David Eskelson, Rocky Mountain Power.

As a safety precaution, the Weber School District delayed school bus pickups and school start times by two hours Tuesday morning.

Davis County delayed the opening of most of its offices until 9 a.m.