9,000 affected by Wednesday night power outage on south end

More than 9,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers were without power for about four hours on the south end of Cache Valley Wednesday night. The cause of the power outage was described as equipment failure according to Dave Eskelsen, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power. “It was some damage to the transmission system, there’s a connective device that they found that had burned off,” Eskelsen said. “I don’t know what caused that to happen, there’s a variety of things that could happen.” Nearly every Rocky Mountain Power customer south of Logan was affected by the outage. Power was restored in many areas of the south end just after midnight. The power went out just before 8 p.m. after about 20 minutes of brown-outs, Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Bilodeau said. A recorded message on Rocky Mountain Power’s hotline indicated that a loss of transmission was the cause for the outage. No other details about the outage were available as of midnight Thursday.

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