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UPDATE: Power pole fire knocks out power for hundreds in Woods Cross

Bird crashes into power pole knocking out power for hundreds in Woods Cross (Photo: KUTV)

UPDATE: 9:19 p.m.

Power has been restored to homes in Woods Cross

UPDATE:

According to Rocky Mountain Power, a power line fire, not a bird caused the power outage in Woods Cross.

The fire happened at a pole near the Skypark Airport.

A fire was sparked due to conditions related to the inversion, according to Dave Eskelsen of Rocky Mountain Power

Basically, inversion dust settles on the glass insulators. They get dirty, and when it gets wet, it can cause a power arc.

That's what sparked the fire.

The pole will have to be replaced, which should be done by 10:30 p.m. tonight.

507 customers are currently without power until that time.

The article below represents information received from the Woods Cross Police Department.


(KUTV) - Roughly 500 homes in Woods Cross are without power right now after a bird crashed into a power pole, according to Woods Cross Police.

Power is out in Woods Cross west of 1100 West.

1500 South near Redwood Road in Woods Cross was closed because of the crash but is now back open.

No word yet on when it will reopen, but crews are working on restoring power.

Power is expected to be out from four to six hours.


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