KAYSVILLE -- About 5,000 customers with Kaysville City Power will not have any electricity for eight hours beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday.
The power will be back on by 7 a.m. Sunday, said Bruce Rigby, the resource manager with Kaysville City Power.
The power outage is necessary so crews can move three 460,000-volt transmission lines, Rigby said.
"We cannot move that stuff while it's live," Rigby said.
Residents have received notices in the mail about the power outage. Those who need electricity to power up medical equipment, such as oxygen, have also been contacted, Rigby said.
The city also plans to have extra police officers on duty until the power is restored. Street lights and traffic lights will also not be working.
The power department has been rebuilding and upgrading the substation in the middle of town. It is replacing the wooden structure within the substation with a metal one, Rigby said.
About 20 people, including city workers and a private contractor, will be working on the transmission lines.
"We are a growing city, and this will dramatically increase our capacity to provide service to our residents," said Mayor Steve Hiatt.
The city had to turn off its power twice in 2006 when it built the overpass on 200 North in order to move a transmission line, Rigby said.
Anyone with questions should call the city at 801-546-1235.