Underground digging hits power line, outage in Ivins

UPDATE – Power has been restored to all Rocky Mountain Power customers in Ivins as of 4:02 p.m. The outage that began in Ivins at 12:32 p.m. initially affected 857 customers, reduced to 508 customers affected by 1:13 p.m.

Public service reminder from Rocky Mountain Power: It is important to always call 811, which reaches an underground utility locating service that is local to you, prior to starting a project that involves digging– whether you are a contractor using heavy equipment or a homeowner putting in a new fence – Blue Stakes of Utah will mark underground utility lines for free in order to prevent accidents and ensure people stay safe.

IVINS – Customers of Rocky Mountain Power in Ivins have been without power for parts of today.

Initially, 857 customers of the power company were without power. At 2:30 p.m. there are 508 customers yet without power.

“The outage was caused by a dig-in where someone doing digging work of some type hit an underground power line,” Rocky Mountain Power’s spokesman Jeff Hymas said. “Crews are on site and making repairs.”

Power is expected to be restored by 5:30 p.m.

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  • I Wonder July 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I wonder if whoever cut the power, has to pay for the crews time and materials to restore the power. Seems to me like that would make sense. And of course, if Blue Stake was involved, and marked the underground utilities wrong, then they should be the ones to pay for it.

  • Annettie Cannavale July 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I luckily wasn’t affected by the power outage, but I am an Ivins resident and I’d really like to know if the digger was authorized to dig, if he violated any laws and if he will be accountable for the outage. Can you please look into this?

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