UPDATE: Power outages in Southern Utah

SOUTHERN UTAH – Power outages have been reported in parts of Iron and Washington counties Saturday night.

UPDATED: 1 a.m., Sunday

Washington County

According to Rocky Mountain Power’s website, as of 11:50 p.m.: power remains out in parts of  LaVerkin, Springdale, Toquerville and Virgin, affecting approximately 372 customers. This is down from  3,681 who were originally without power.

The cause of the outage is a transmission disruption which is expected to be fixed by around 8 a.m. A work crew has been dispatched.

Northern Washington County/Iron County

Power is also out in Cedar City, Kanarraville and New Harmony.

Approximately 407 customers remain without power, down from 1,069.  High winds were the cause of this particular power outage. Rocky Mountain Power does not currently have an estimated time of complete power restoration.

A crew is on site and repairs are under way.

Garfield County

Approximately 598 customers are without power in Panguitch. A work crew has been dispatched and power restoration is estimated at around 3 a.m.

Excessive winds and lightning have been reported across the region, with winds in St. George being reported at 55 mph by the National Weather Service.

Check back for updates.

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11 Comments

  • Paul May 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I’m going to say the 60 mph winds and rain and hail have played a role to power loss we have not had any power since 920 pm and still coming down and the winds are crazy

  • mamaw May 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Wind at 55mph? Pashaw that’s mild compared to the wind at the Toquerville exit. We have already lost Toto. We’re hunkering down!

    • joanna May 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

      LOL hope everyone is OK this morning.

    • Dorothy Gale May 11, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Thanks for the laugh! I lost my backyard fence here in Ivins and several roof tiles. My garden looks very sad now too 🙁 darn wind!!! That was some scary wind all night long. Ivins is windy but this was the worst I have ever seen. It
      looks like a mini tornado hit.

  • meemaw May 10, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    here in Santa Clara it is worst then I have ever seen it. Winds are terrible but we still have power. I am afraid we may loose our front tree. Hang on everyone!!!

  • Jared May 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    There is a downed power line right next to Hurricane Elementry School. It started a fire but was quickly put out by the wind it was blowing so hard. I am a custodian and was cleaning the school and heard buzzing and saw flashes out the window. Ran to a door to see the fire and called 911.

  • justme May 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    We just lost our fence ( Santa Clara) it is bad up here

  • Paul May 11, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Snowing pretty good to the north now can’t see on freeway if your going north on 15 watch out before cedar area

  • dreenrn May 11, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    any official mph reading in Hurricane last night?

    • powerdave May 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      At the Hurricane City Power Clifton Wilson Substation, a gust of 67 mph was measured with gusts over 50 mph for five hours straight. No major power problems.

  • Wickeman May 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Craziest wind that I’ve ever seen in St George area. I’d say easily up to 80mph at one point up in Winchester last night, with gusts of 50mph or higher all night. The power was out up here from 1045pm until almost noon today.

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