ST. GEORGE — A power outage in Kane County Saturday blacked out Kanab, Fredonia, Arizona, the Kaibab Indian Reservation and Big Water, leaving residents without lights or air conditioning.
UPDATE: Neal Brown of Garkane Energy says there was a wire break in the transmission line from Fredonia to Kanab. The areas affected were Kanab, Fredonia, Arizona, Orderville, Glendale, Arizona, Mt. Carmel, and Big Water. Power was restored to most areas by 8:30 p.m.
St. George News reporter Jeff Richards is in Kanab and he reports traffic lights are still working but that power appears to be out all over Kanab and Fredonia, with one gas station still operational, “probably from a backup generator,” Richards said.
Garkane Power, in a Facebook post at about 5:30, said they have found the problem and “we expect power to be off for another 2.5 hours” while the problem is being repaired. Calls to Garkane Power by St. George News have gone unanswered at the time of this post.
This is a developing story and will be updated as information is gathered.
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