Strong winds cause problems, knocking down trees and power lines

A tree toppled over near Rocky Mountain Care at 1480 North 400 East in Logan on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Photo by Trina Lofthouse Johnson

LOGAN — High winds early Thursday morning blew over trees and knocked out power to hundreds of customers throughout Cache County.

A tree toppled over near Rocky Mountain Care at 1480 North 400 East in Logan on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Photo by Trina Lofthouse Johnson

Logan City Police Dispatch reported several trees had fallen across 1400 East near the border of North Logan and Hyde Park. A large tree was also reported down near 1200 North 1500 East. City road departments responded to remove the trees. The wind also downed multiple other trees through the valley.

Several power poles were snapped in half along US-91, where a sprinkler line was blown across the highway. Power was knocked out by the IFA in Lewiston, where lines came down across the road. Neighboring businesses also reported outages but deputies said Lewiston Elementary School still had power.

Rocky Mountain Power reported almost 450 customers without electricity Thursday morning. Over 200 customers were without power in Box Elder County. Crews estimate that it could take several hours to restore power.

The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 48 mph in North Logan. Strong winds of 52 mph were reported north of Brigham City. Residents in Richmond reported wind gusts of 69 mph. A high-wind warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday.


will@cvradio.com

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