Explosion, burnt pole causes power outage to 1,822 Rocky Mountain Power customers

ST. GEORGE — Power has been restored to about 2,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers from Cedar City to Toquerville, who lost power during the early Sunday morning hours, Margaret Oler, spokesperson with Rocky Mountain Power, said.

At 3:19 a.m., 87 customers within some apartments in Cedar City lost power and were restored about 45 minutes later, Oler said. The exact cause of the outage was undetermined at the time this report is published. Rocky Mountain Power was unable to release the exact location where the outage occurred within the city.

At 3:45 a.m., 240 customers lost power in Cedar City, 233 of those customers had power restored by 9:25 a.m. when a burned pole was replaced. As this report is published, Oler said that all but three customers have had their power restored as Rocky Mountain Power is still working to finalize the pole connection.

At 9:39 a.m., a power fuse failure in a substation caused an explosion and left 1,495 customers in the areas of Toquerville, Springdale, Apple Valley, Hurricane, Rockville and Virgin without power until 11:55 a.m. when power was restored, Oler said.

Customers of St. George Power reported outages Sunday morning. As this report is published, inquiries made to St. George Power are pending response.

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10 Comments

  • DB November 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Murphy’s Law dictates that the power will go out shortly after resetting all your clocks on or off daylight savings time 🙂

    • My Evil Twin November 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      That is probably what caused the outage! 🙂

  • My Evil Twin November 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I believe we all owe thanks to all of our utility workers. That is another job that is very under-appreciated. A lot of them work an on-call basis in addition to their regular job hours, working outside in all kinds of weather conditions.

  • Zonkerb November 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Power was out for 45 minute’s and this is news…..?

    • notagain November 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Don’t knock it ZONKERB. All is well. Not one person was found to be doing the 2 step waltz or singing in the area. Reporter are board to death and mad about having to turn their clocks back. (or was it forward?)

    • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      you must be new

  • Zonkerb November 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Power was out for 45 minute’s and this is news.?

  • Zonkerb November 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    What’s the headline for tomorrow.? Someone spotted a desert tortoise.

  • beerbelly November 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Read the article, some people were without power for almost 6 hours. I work in the medical equipment industry and for those patients on Oxygen this could be a life threatening event. Therefore it is reportable.
    At least they didn’t cook a fox this time.

  • Zonkerb November 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Power was out for 45 minute’s to 5 hours and this is news hey dumbass I read the article…… and this is news what’s tomorrows headline.? a lizard was spotted near a rock

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