Severe weather knocks out power

Dec 3 2012 - 9:19am

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Weather was being blamed for a number of power outages throughout Weber County on Sunday.

The largest outage began around 7 p.m. for some and 8 p.m. for others, affecting 1,457 customers in Harrisville and the northern part of Ogden as crews took out a circuit for repairs until about 9:30 p.m.

Power was not expected to be restored for 170 customers until early this morning.

Crews were blocking traffic on the 400 North block of Wall Avenue on Sunday night as they worked to replace a power pole following a pole fire.

Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Jeff Hymas said multiple repairs were being made in the area as a result of pole fires throughout the day and particularly during the most severe part of the storm, which started around 8 p.m.

"Pole fires are typically weather-related," Hymas said.

A storm-related power outage in Washington Terrace lasted an hour and a half for 110 customers starting at 7:26 p.m., Hymas said.

A North Ogden outage affecting 63 customers lasted for two hours, starting at 11:12 a.m. Hymas said that outage was a result of tree branches in the power lines.

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