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Thousands without power in Tooele Co. due to Mylar balloon, truck accident

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 12, 2023

TOOELE, Utah — Thousands of people in Tooele County lost power Wednesday due to two separate incidents involving a Mylar balloon and a truck accident.

According to Rocky Mountain Power, the first incident occurred at 9:45 a.m. when a truck hit a power pole, causing over 1,100 customers to lose service.

Hours later, a separate outage happened just before 12:45 p.m. with temperatures nearing 90 degrees in the area. The cause was a Mylar balloon striking a transmission line and knocking out power to over 2,625 customers.

All users have had their power restored in the balloon incident, while 889 customers are still missing service in the truck accident outage.

To report an outage or check the status of a power outage, click here.