News short: Power outage felt by nearly 4,400 customers

Stock image Utah lineman's rodeo, location not specified, circa 2015 | Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Power, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Power outages darkened several towns in Washington County Wednesday afternoon and evening, leaving 4,390 customers without power.

Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen said the towns of Leeds and Springdale along with the cities of LaVerkin and Apple Valley were affected.

The power went out just after 4:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and the last customers were brought back on line by 6:45 p.m. Eskelsen blamed the outage on a “transmission interruption.”

Zion National Park tweeted around 6 p.m. that “(a) power outage (is) reported,” and stated a resumption of power wasn’t expected until about 8 p.m.

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1 Comment

  • Lenard March 23, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Virgin and Rockville were without power also. Why are we always left out?

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