LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 7, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A beaver caused a Sunday afternoon power outage in Logan that affected nearly 1,000 customers.
“This past Sunday afternoon, there was a power outage in Logan City affecting approximately 980 customers on the Island area,” said a Facebook post from Logan City Government. “Light and power crews were dispatched and within 41 minutes, all but eight customers were back in power.”
The post shared a letter and photo from the safety officer that was on the scene.
“I’m forwarding you this picture to show my appreciation of our human resources and light and power crews,” the letter says. “Sunday, Oct. 3, a beaver between the Boulevard and Canyon Road dropped a large tree that landed on power lines which in turn knocked out the power to much of the Island area. Our outstanding power crews were able to fix the problem and determine the cause of the problem.”
By Monday the crews had cut many more trees down and cleaned up the area, the letter says.
Human Resource Director for the City of Logan Ambrie Darley was contacted to see if her and her spouse were interested in trapping the beaver and by Tuesday morning they had captured the culprit.
“It’s wonderful to see departments working together and to see city employees taking on different duties to ensure that Logan stays a wonderful place to live,” the letter says.