Power restored to homes near Amalga

Electricity has been restored to all customers near Amalga after a car crash Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to more than 1300 homes and businesses.

Tiffany Erickson with Rocky Mountain Power confirmed that electricity was fully restored just after 8 a.m. The area went dark after a power pole was severed.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said a maroon Chevrolet passenger car was traveling on SR-218 near mile marker 5, when it hit the pole just after 4:30 p.m. The crash caused power lines to fall onto the vehicle and across the roadway of 2400 West.

The driver of the car was transported to the hospital.

The damaged power line supplied electricity to parts of Amalga, Trenton and Benson. SR-218 and the area near 6200 North and 2400 West was closed all night because of the downed power line.

Erickson said crews were able to reroute power to around 1100 customers within a couple hours. The remaining 140 homes could not be restored until the damaged pole was replaced and the line was repaired.

A shelter had been set up at the Smithfield Civic Center for those affected by the power outage.

Law Enforcement reports the road remained closed until crews had the power pole replaced. The crash remains under investigation.


will@cvradio.com

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