Downed power line causes south valley black out

Lineman work on a line in Logan

MILLVILLE – The south part of Cache Valley was out of power for about five hours on Friday as a power line went down, according to Tiffany Erickson, spokeswoman for Rocky Mountain Power.

“They had a 46 KV transmission line go down in the Millville area near the Predator Research facility,” she said. “At this point we are not sure what caused the line to go down.”

The power was out from about 9:20 a.m. until 2:49 p.m. and affected about 2,942 customers in Mendon, Wellsville and Hyrum, she said. Erickson wasn’t sure if any customers in Millville had problems with their electricity.

The line that went down was on the mountainside and not in a well-populated area.

“We are not sure if it was weather related or not,” Erickson said. “We generally send a trouble shooter out to document the situation and then he calls in the crew.”

An employee of Hyrum City Power said it is not unusual for older lines to go down.

Hyrum City announced on Facebook that power was restored at a little past 2:30 p.m.  They asked residents to let them know if they are still experiencing outage issues.

The city mentioned that while the power was down their line workers were repairing several insulators on their distribution lines that have been shot at by someone.

These broken insulators have been the cause of some of the previous issues that they have had recently. The city is asking citizens to notify Hyrum City if they have knowledge of anyone vandalizing power equipment.

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1 Comment

  • Nope! Chucktesta. November 2, 2019 at 12:58 pm Reply

    “An employee of Hyrum City Power said it is not unusual for older lines to go down.”

    That feels like an understatement for hyrum.

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