3 power poles down, Hurricane residents face hourslong outage

A trailer pulls down three power poles, causing a power outage in Hurricane, Utah, June 24, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

HURRICANE — A portion of Hurricane is without power Wednesday evening due to an incident in the area of 850 S. 80 West.

At about 4:46 p.m., a truck pulling a travel trailer caught on a low-hanging utility line near 850 S. 80 West, according to a press release from the Hurricane City Police Department. The air conditioning unit on top of the trailer caught the line, causing a power pole to snap in half and pulling down two other poles. This has caused a power outage in that area.

A trailer pulls down three power poles, causing a power outage in Hurricane, Utah, June 24, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News
A trailer pulls down three power poles, causing a power outage in Hurricane, Utah, June 24, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Responders from Hurricane City Police and the Hurricane Valley Fire District responded to secure the area, the press release said. The Hurricane City Power Department has also responded and is working to restore power as soon as possible.

New power poles will have to be installed in the area, the press release said. As of approximately 6 p.m., the power department estimates power will be out in that area of Hurricane for approximately four to six more hours.

“Traffic will be impacted in that area and roads will be closed as they work,” the press release said.

Anyone who is significantly impacted by the outage due to medical reasons or other necessities is asked to call the Hurricane dispatch center at 435-627-4999.

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