Power outage affects 5,323 customers, Leeds to Cedar City areas

ST. GEORGE – A widespread power outage occurred for Rocky Mountain Power customers serviced by the Toquerville, Leeds and New Harmony substations and the Gateway circuit.

The outage which began at 1:18 p.m. has been restored at 1:36 p.m. for 1,062 customers serviced by the New Harmony substation and at 1:54 p.m. for 3,353 customers serviced by the Toquerville substation.

Those serviced by the Leeds substation, 901 customers, and the Gateway circuit, 7 customers, are still without power as this report is published. Estimated time of power restoration is currently 3:30 p.m.

The outage stems from a loss of transmission feed to these substations and the Gateway circuit. The cause has not yet been determined, Rocky Mountain Power spokewoman Margaret Oler said, but the company has experienced a number of power outages yesterday and today due to high winds in the region.

“Right now the focus is just getting that power back on,” she said.

The company’s outage webpage is updated about every 20 minutes, and includes zip codes and names of municipalities which may be affected; note that service areas do not coincide with zip code and municipal boundaries and all areas within a listed region may not be impacted.

UPDATE 3:04 p.m. Approximately 909 customers are without power within Zip Code areas 84774, 84746 and 84737, generally residing within parts of Toquerville, Leeds and Hurricane. Rocky Mountain Power is currently estimating restoration of power by 5 p.m.

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