KAYSVILLE -- Many residents on the east side of Main Street remained without power Saturday, but the city hopes to have it restored soon.
According to the city website, more than 26 power poles were broken during the high winds that hit Davis County on Thursday. Many of the poles are in back yards and mangled in trees making it more difficult to repair them. It takes from four to 13 hours to replace each pole. And it takes expertise to do the work safely.
With the help of power crews from Brigham City, Springville, Heber, Logan, Morgan and Lower Valley, Wyo., the city hoped to have power restored south of 200 North and east of 400 East by Saturday night. It will take 24 to 48 hours to restore power in the Pin Oaks, King Clarion and Hods Hollow areas.
The city hall is available for emergency shelter. If needed call, 801-644-2464.
Trees fell on roofs and vehicles in the King Clarion area on the northeast side of town where power lines and transformers were pulled down. Many of the residents are not only without power but they have no phone service.
Although Jim Brown lost his truck and found a large hole in the roof of his home, he was in good spirits while removing the huge branches of a pine tree that toppled in his yard.
Brown, a former emergency preparedness worker, was prepared. While most of the residents in his area are missing power, heat and Internet service he enjoys all of those because of his own generator. A once towering evergreen fell on top of his red truck parked in his driveway destroying the vehicle.
"The truck wasn't insured so it is a total loss," he said as he took time from using his chainsaw on the felled branches.
A man from a tree company was on the roof of Brown's home, working to remove the large tree that fell at lest two feet inside of the house.
"I am going to miss those trees, they were a good windbreak," Brown said.
Many of the yards in the area lost trees and many ended up resting on the tops of houses.
Barbara Voreis didn't lose trees but a neighbor's tree fell and is still resting in the oak brush in Voreis' yard.
"As much as I hate oak brush I am grateful for it now because it kept the tree from hitting my house," she said. Kaysville City is providing free removal of tree branches that are placed at the curb. City workers were out on Saturday grinding up the branches that were already at the curb.