21,574 still without power Saturday afternoon after Tuesday’s windstorm


A fallen tree from Tuesday’s windstorm with the words “Rose Park Strong” colored in. | Missy Huerta Parkin

SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power took to Twitter to report that approximately 21,574 Utahns were still without power as of noon Saturday. In the tweet, the company promised that crews would “continue to work all weekend until everyone’s lights are back on.”

9/12/20 noon Update: There are approx. 21,574 Utah customers awaiting power restoration. Crews will continue to work all weekend until everyone’s lights are back on. For the latest updates, please text STAT to 759677 or visit https://t.co/PojbYImQDM

— Rocky Mountain Power UT (@RMP_Utah) September 12, 2020

The figure is down from more than 180,000 Utah customers without power Tuesday — the day a “hurricane-level” windstorm hit the Wasatch Front. Since then, power crews have been working day and night to try and restore everyone’s power.

On Thursday, Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Spencer Hall said the company was making a big push to try and get nearly everyone’s power back that night, with some outages possibly lingering into the days following.

“Like I say, this was hurricane-level winds, and oftentimes a hurricane takes several weeks,” he said in an interview Thursday. “And so to have everybody back within 48 to 72 hours is really a remarkable response, considering how wide the area was that was affected.”

Rocky Mountain Power urged people to text “STAT” to 759677 for updates or to visit its website.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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