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Machine Knocks Out Power to 2,800 Customers

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(KSL News) A 100-degree day is never the time you want to lose power, but that was the case for 2,800 customers in South Jordan and West Jordan.

A boring machine knocked out the power when it hit an underground power line about 10:00 this morning. A power outage, and with it no air conditioning, is especially tough at places like the Legacy Retirement Center.

Machine Knocks Out Power to 2,800 Customers

Manager Paul Fairholm said, "We've had to deal with food, so we did a cold lunch. Then tonight we brought in pizza, and we're having staff walk the halls to make sure residents aren't overheating."

Four hundred customers in South Jordan are still in the dark tonight. Power crews hope to restore service by midnight.

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