OGDEN -- The storm that blew through the Top of Utah on Thursday inconvenienced thousands of residents and at least several drivers.
More than 12,600 customers were without power Thursday morning after a storm created a problem at a substation.
"We had a vigorous storm cell go out over there," said Dave Eskelsen, spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power. "It produced a problem at a Riverdale substation."
Power was restored just before 9 a.m.
Eskelsen suspects a lightning strike caused the outage. That particular substation also serves other stations in the area, including the West Roy, Lincoln, Taylor, and Newgate stations, which cover Roy and Ogden cities.
Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Phil Howell said heavy snow caused several slide-offs Thursday morning on Powder Mountain Road, and several deputies assisted motorists who were having trouble getting back into the valley.
Eventually, State Road 158 was closed near the bottom of the canyon, Howell said, because of a traffic bottleneck. The roads were problematic for several hours, until plows were able to remove the snow, and the road was opened again around 11:30 a.m.
Powder Mountain reported receiving 8 inches of fresh snow Thursday morning and afternoon. Snowbasin reported 5 inches.
Box Elder and Davis counties got away with no weather-related accidents, dispatchers said.
Today is expected to be sunny and warm, with a slight chance of snow in the morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Standard-Examiner reporter Michael McFall contributed to this article.