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Thousands Lose Power Due To Extreme Weather Across Utah

More than 6,000 homes in Utah experienced power outages at some point Sunday after thunderstorms across the state resulted in widespread flash flooding.A few thousand Rocky Mountain Power customers in southern Utah lost power earlier in the evening. Power was restored in a few hours.

 

Later in the evening, several hundred homes in the Salt Lake area experienced outages. Most of which had their power restored by the end of the night.

 

Around 10:30 p.m., more than 2,500 homes in and around Ogden were hit by another power outage. Rocky Mountain Power sent workers to investigate and all but about 150 houses were restored by 11:30 p.m., according to the company. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!