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(UPDATED 8:00 p.m.) Downed power poles cause power outage in Carbon County

East Carbon City Fire officials arrive at the scene of the downed line.
An up-close view of the damage high winds caused the pole and power lines near State Road 123 in East Carbon.
East Carbon public safety officials including Officer Shawn Sackett work to ensure the safety of area residents near a broken power pole along State Road 123.

By C.J. McMANUS
Sun Advocate associate editor

Strong winds have caused several power poles and equipment to be damaged in Price, Wellington and East Carbon, knocking out power for approximately 1600 customers in Carbon County.

According to Rocky Mountain Power Spokesperson Paul Murphy, "wind has caused emergency repairs in Price and Wellington."

The damage could have residents without power until 9:30 p.m. in Wellington, he continued.

Problems with additional equipment in Price has caused the need for extensive repairs and kept Murphy from providing an estimated time of restoration.

For some, however, the news is a bit brighter, as power has already been restored for some in the eastern part of the county. The pole and lines there, were damaged just north of the intersection of State Roads 123 and 124.

Several residents who reported losing power just after 6:30 p.m. in East Carbon, already had their lights back on at 7:30 p.m.

"Crews will continue to work diligently until all homes in the area have their power back on," concluded Murphy.

Check back here for more information, additionally, those seeking to talk with the power company can call RMP at 888-221-7070 or go online to rockymountainpowernet/outage.




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