High winds, power outages hit northern Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — Power was out to about 7,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in northern Utah Thursday morning as high winds hit the area, officials said.

As of 12:30 p.m., there were still about 715 people without power across the state, according to the Rocky Mountain Power website. The website showed the largest outage in the Ogden area.

At least one of the outages was caused by a pole fire, Rocky Mountain Power tweeted.

Power was expected to be restored there about 1:30 p.m.

Another outage in Ogden was caused by tree interference, according to Rocky Mountain Power. Efforts to restore power may take longer than expected due to widespread damage in the area, the company tweeted.

Additionally, I-15 near Tremonton in Box Elder County was closed to high profile vehicles due to wind gusts up to 65 mph. That restriction was lifted by 9 a.m., KSL Newsradio's Traffic Center reported.

Get the complete forecast on the KSL Weather Page and check traffic conditions on the KSL Traffic Page.

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com


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Linda Williams is KSL.com's early morning web producer. She joined KSL.com after many years at KSL TV. Linda graduated with a communications degree from Brigham Young University and now calls Idaho home.


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