Thunderstorm knocks out power, brings wind and hail

A series of severe thunderstorms battered parts of Northern Utah Thursday afternoon. About 30,000 homes and businesses in Salt Lake County and surrounding areas lost power because of the storm packing winds up to 70 mph. Falling tree limbs were responsible for snapping power lines.Rocky Mountain Power says 17,000 customers in Tooele and Grantsville had outages shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. Other outages were reported on Salt Lake City’s west side and in Ogden.The storm also brought rain, hail and lightning to areas that already are water-logged and flooded due to recent wet weather. There have not been any new reports of flooding though officials continue to monitor water levels, particularly along the Blacksmith Fork River and Weber River.

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