*UPDATE* Outage in Price; Many Customers Without Power

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UPDATE: Power has been restored to the Price area.

“The outage was on Price City’s system and did not affect any Rocky Mountain Power customers,” stated Jeff Hymas from Rocky Mountain Power. “There was a bit of confusion this morning on who it was affecting.”

According to Ken Harney from Price City, the outage at the substation has been fixed temporarily.

“We have to order parts to fix the problem in the substation,” Harney explained. “Parts are harder to come by for that substation. For the time being, we have rerouted so that people can have power. When we go to make a permanent fix, we will alert residents.”

Pinnacle Canyon Academy will start school at 10 a.m.

ORIGINAL: Residents in Price may be experiencing a power outage this morning due to faulty equipment at a substation. The outage occurred around 4 a.m. this morning and crews are currently on site and repairs are underway.

Restoration of power is expected to be around 10 a.m. this morning. At this time, it is expected that over 1,000 customers are without power.

Carbon High and Castle Heights still have power and school will commence as usual. Creekview Elementary does not have power at this time but the schools plans to start school at its regularly scheduled time. USU Eastern plans to have classes as normal. Pinnacle Canyon Academy has confirmed that school will be starting late or be cancelled, depending on how long the outage lasts.

 

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