Power outage affects over 1,900 customers in St. George

Photo for illustration purposes only. Power lines in St. George, Utah, December 12, 2014 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A short-lived power outage affected over 1,900 customers in St. George Sunday afternoon.

From approximately 4:30 to 5 p.m., power customers in the area of 100 South to Red Hills Parkway and 700 East to 1000 East were without power, said Marc Mortensen, assistant to the city manager of St. George.

The cause of the outage is unknown and could have been any number of things, Mortensen said. The issue appears to have originated from the Twin Lakes power substation, he said.

Whatever the cause was, a work crew was able to get power restored within 30 minutes, so whatever happened doesn’t appear to have caused any permanent damage, Mortensen said. However, he added, nothing will be known for certain until the physical power line is checked Monday.

“Obviously it was a difficult time of day,” Mortensen said, noting the summertime heat. The city understands the issues that can cause, and worked as fast as possible to get power back online, he said.

A separate, smaller power outage effecting approximately 70 customers off of Sunset Boulevard also occurred Sunday, though details on the cause and duration of that incident were not available as this report is published.

Ed. note: It was originally reported that over 1,900 people lost power when it was actually customers. The issue has been corrected.

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1 Comment

  • ladybugavenger June 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Whew it is hot! Good job getting the power restored so quickly!

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