Provo power reports ‘very large’ outage after bird gets caught in lines

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PROVO, Utah, Oct. 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Provo power is reporting a “very large” outage Monday afternoon.

“We have reports of a very large power outage affecting 4,500 customers,” said a tweet from Provo Power at 4:20 p.m. “The linemen found a bird that got caught in the lines. Unfortunately, because of the instance, the bird fell and started a grass fire underneath. Crews are inspecting the lines and will re-energize as soon as possible.”

Crews from Provo Fire are assisting on scene, the tweet said.

“Power outage affecting street lights throughout north Provo, expect traffic delays,” said a tweet from Provo Fire and Rescue.

For more information call Provo Power on 801-852-6888, the tweet said.

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


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