Slow Moving Storm Causes Havoc in Weber and Davis Counties

Slow Moving Storm Causes Havoc in Weber and Davis Counties

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A slow-moving storm moved through Weber and Davis counties Thursday night, knocking out power and causing several small grass fires.

"There was quite a bit of lightning with this storm, mainly over the mountains east of Kaysville and extending to the Mountain Green and Ogden areas," said National Weather Service meteorologist Karen Kahl.

About one-half inch of rain fell in some parts of Ogden.

A transmission line came down about 5 p.m., affecting the distribution line at three substations, said Utah Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen.

About 10,000 customers were without power in North Ogden, Ogden and Pleasant View for about two hours.

Fire crews were also busy containing several small lightning-caused fires.

One fire reported near the Cold Water Canyon area near Huntsville required the help of a helicopter to drop water. Smoke drifted through several mountain areas, spurring calls into emergency dispatch of new fires.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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