High winds topple semis, cause power outages

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2014 at 3:21 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say hurricane-force winds of up to 78 mph caused power outages and toppled semitrailers in northern Utah Tuesday morning.

Sheriff's Sgt. DeeAnn Servey says four semis tipped over on roads in Davis County north of Salt Lake City, though no one was hurt.

Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler says outages affected hundreds of people, including one near Farmington that took out power to more than 1,700 customers for up to four hours.

The National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Dunn says the high winds are expected to continue past midnight, but the conditions peaked in the morning and wind speeds have been decreasing since.

The Ogden Standard Examiner reports the city of Centerville canceled trash pickup and mail delivery for the day.

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