Thousands in Davis, Weber still without power after storm

Dec 2 2011 - 10:38am

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Tyler Bacus, left, and Len Jaynes work to cut up a 70-foot pine tree toppled by winds in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf)
Daniel McGuire hauls branches from a toppled tree that was blocking the 350 East street near 1850 South in Bountiful, Utah, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/ The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan)
Amy Beckstead checks out the damage caused by the trees that were blown over onto her house in Bountiful, Utah. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/Rick Egan, The Salt Lake Tribune)
A semi-truck toppled in the wind on I-15 in Centerville, Utah on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/Leah Hogsten, The Salt Lake Tribune)
A semi truck toppled in the wind on Park Lane in Farmington, Utah on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)
Tyler Bacus, left, and Len Jaynes work to cut up a 70-foot pine tree toppled by winds in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf)
Daniel McGuire hauls branches from a toppled tree that was blocking the 350 East street near 1850 South in Bountiful, Utah, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/ The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan)
Amy Beckstead checks out the damage caused by the trees that were blown over onto her house in Bountiful, Utah. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/Rick Egan, The Salt Lake Tribune)
A semi-truck toppled in the wind on I-15 in Centerville, Utah on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/Leah Hogsten, The Salt Lake Tribune)
A semi truck toppled in the wind on Park Lane in Farmington, Utah on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. High winds ripping through Utah have overturned several semi-trucks, knocked out power to more than 50,000 customers and prompted school closures. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)

More than 10,000 customers are without power after high winds of up to 102 mph ripped through Northern Utah Thursday.

Rocky Mountain Power officials say Friday that 300 crew members have been working to restore power. Outages centered in Davis and Weber Counties, with more than 50,000 customers losing electricity at the peak of the storm.

The American Red Cross opened several warming shelters to care for residents without heat and light. Authorities reminded people not to use generators indoors after South Davis Metro Fire Department reported a family was sickened by carbon monoxide overnight.

Officials declared a state of emergency in Davis County, where they say the storm damage tops $3.5 million. All schools in Davis School District are closed Friday.

A Red Cross Overnight Stay Shelter  has been opened in Bountiful, at the same location housing the Bountiful Reception Center. The Layton Reception Center has now been closed, and those in need  from the Layton area are being routed to the Ogden Overnight Stay Shelter. Both shelters will remain open as long as is needed.

The addresses are:

Mueller Park Junior High, 955 E. 1800 South in Bountiful.

 Ogden City Public Works Building, 133  West 29th Street, Ogden. (Corner of 29th and Wall Ave.)

 

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