High winds cause power outages, road closures in northern Utah

Eagle Mountain City tweeted this photo of whiteout conditions at the 'S' curve on Eagle Mountain Boulevard. Photo Courtesy: Eagle Mountain City

NORTHERN UTAH, April 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — High winds in northern Utah on Monday have resulted in power outages to some 8,000 customers as well as road closures and other restrictions.

The Utah Department of Transportation tweeted Monday afternoon that high-wind restrictions are in effect for I-80 eastbound and westbound from mile 1 to 99 — Wendover to Lake Point in Tooele.

Eagle Mountain City tweeted at 3:45 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office has closed Eagle Mountain Boulevard from Wride Highway to Pony Express Parkway due to zero visibility from windy conditions.

Rocky Mountain Power said on its website that some 8,184 customers are without power across northern Utah. The largest outages are in Sandy, where an outage is affecting approximately 1,065 customers. The estimated time of restoration is approximately 5 p.m. An outage in Salt Lake City is affecting some 1,842 customers; as of 4:15 p.m. there is no estimated time of restoration.

“High winds in the area are expected to continue into this evening,” Rocky Mountain Power tweeted. “RMP crews are responding to weather-related outages, restoring power as quickly and safely as possible. If you see a downed power line, stay far away. Call 911 immediately, then us at 877-508-5088 to report.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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