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.
Update 6:27 am: Due to weather conditions and multiple reports of lines down, the estimated time of restoration has been extended to 1:30 pm. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to safely restore your service as quickly as possible.— Rocky Mountain Power UT (@RMP_Utah) May 23, 2019
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.
Weather— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) May 23, 2019
SB I-15 at MP 376 /SR-13 Junction, Tremonton Box Elder Co,
65+ mph cross winds, High profile vehicles prohibited from MP 376 to MP 362, High profile vehicles must exit at MP 376,
Est. Clearance Time: 9:00 AM
Strong winds Northern Wasatch Front this morning.... we have seen gusts between 48 and 66mph .... gusts should subside after 10am. pic.twitter.com/528hR4bR0I— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) May 23, 2019
Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com