IVINS — Thousands of residents of Ivins City and surrounding areas are without electricity and Rocky Mountain Power officials are estimating power won’t be back on until 5:30 p.m.
Approximately 3,625 customers lost power Tuesday at about 2:10 p.m., Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Margaret Oler said, and the problem is in a transmission line. The location of the problem has been narrowed down to an area between Ivins and Middleton and crews are in the field searching for the location of the break.
The outage is affecting customers in the 84738 zip code, including Ivins and some surrounding areas that are served by Rocky Mountain Power, Oler said.
Customers are urged to turn off appliances that were in use when the power went out, Oler said, and to just leave one or two light fixtures on. This can prevent power demand from being too high when the system comes back online and can prevent further problems.
Consumer electronics and other sensitive appliances should be turned off and unplugged to prevent damage from power surges, Oler said.
For updates on the power outage, see Rocky Mountain Power’s Web page for large-scale outages.
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