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ROY — Power was restored to about 10,000 residents in Roy, Clearfield, Syracuse and Clinton.
A team of Rocky Mountain Power technicians had been sent to the cities to restore power to nearly 10,000 residents after a pole caught fire in Layton. It was initially thought the outage would last several hours, but crews restored power about 5:30 p.m.
Approximately 6,000 customers in the Roy and Clinton area were without power and about 4,000 in the Syracuse and Clearfield area, Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler said. Both outages were reported between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m.
The pole that caught fire in Layton, Oler said, was connected to a transmission line that delivers larger quantities of electricity to substations. The substations then deliver the electricity to the neighborhoods.
"Whenever you've got something further up the line like a transmission line affecting multiple areas coming out of a substation, that's what causes the outages to be on a larger scale," Oler said.