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Windstorm updates: 61-year-old truck driver died in windstorm; 92K still without power

A fallen tree uproots under a car in the East Millcreek area, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. A windstorm breezed through Salt Lake, Weber and Davis counties Tuesday, causing damage and closing schools.

(Stephanie Ehlert)

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SALT LAKE CITY — After getting hit with hurricane-force winds Monday night leading into Tuesday, the Wasatch Front saw strong winds Wednesday morning that lowered as the day progressed.

A high wind warning issued for the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys — including Ogden, Bountiful and Salt Lake City — expired at 9 a.m., the National Weather Service Salt Lake City office reported. The NWS expected a "manageable uptick" in wind for Wednesday night.

Tuesday’s storm saw gusts up to 99 mph in Farmington as more than 100,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers lost power and giant trees were uprooted across the Wasatch Front.

At least one person died Tuesday from injuries suffered in the storm, Intermountain Health Care spokesman Jesse Gomez confirmed.

The high winds were accompanied by unseasonably cold temperatures more commonly found in mid-October, according to NWS officials.

Ongoing wind and weather updates will be posted below. If you're using a mobile device and can't see the updates, click on this link.

In addition to the state of Utah issuing an emergency declaration, the following cities and counties have declared a local state of emergency in response to the damages caused by the storm:

  • South Salt Lake
  • Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake County
  • Centerville
  • Millcreek
  • Farmington

Wednesday, 07:39 pm

61-year-old truck driver died in windstorm

Wednesday, 05:09 pm

More than 92K Utahns still without power Wednesday afternoon

Wednesday, 03:00 pm

Millcreek issues state of emergency

Wednesday, 01:46 pm

Salt Lake County mayor issues declaration of emergency

Wednesday, 12:50 pm

Gov. Herbert declares State of Emergency

Wednesday, 11:48 am

Farmington declares local emergency in response to storm damage

Wednesday, 11:35 am

What to save and what to throw when your fridge goes out

Wednesday, 10:19 am

SLC adds addition locations for free lunch pickup

Wednesday, 10:00 am

Davis, Bountiful landfills will waive dumping fees for residents

Wednesday, 07:30 am

Campus closed, classes canceled through morning at Westminster College

Wednesday, 07:22 am

110,000 Utahns still without power, should expect outages into Thursday

Wednesday, 07:00 am

Some schools, districts cancel classes in response to windstorm

Wednesday, 07:00 am

High profile restrictions removed in Davis County as damaging winds end

Wednesday, 06:48 am

Rocky Mountian Power continues to restore power, estimated time of restoration unknown

Wednesday, 06:46 am

TRAX Red, Blue lines and FrontRunner resume at slower speeds, but delays still expected Wednesday

Wednesday, 6:17 am

Nearly 125K without power late Tuesday


Utah Staff


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