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BOUNTIFUL -- Early Sunday morning, the entire city of Bountiful went dark as officials worked to update an electrical system.
Crews shut down power to the city at 1 a.m. Sunday to complete a two-year upgrade to the city's 43-year-old electrical system.
Some areas, like the Bountiful Temple, were illuminated by backup power. But everything else, including street lights, TV's and clocks, were out until 4 a.m. Many residents drove around the city and mountains to take in the view of the darkened city and the stars overhead.
The city invested $3 million to upgrade its Parrish Substation in Centerville, where power is delivered into Bountiful through Rocky Mountain Power's 138,000-volt power lines and converted into 46,000 volts.
Crews from Bountiful Power, Rocky Mountain Power and a joint contractor Cache Valley Electric reconnected transmission lines to three new circuit breakers and replaced an old circuit breaker.
Story written by the ksl.com news team with contributions from Jared Page.