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Winter storm causes power outages
Garkane members experienced outages due to a large winter storm that passed through southern Utah and northern Arizona over the weekend.
Members in Colorado City experienced a long outage on Friday, November 22 due to extremely high winds that damaged Rocky Mountain Power lines from Apple Valley to Hildale. Rocky Mountain Power manages these power lines, so repairs had to be done by them. Power went out around 1:20 p.m. and was restored around 10:28 p.m. Garkane crews were able to restore power to the Cane Beds and Centennial Park areas at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, over Garkane lines from Fredonia.
Heavy snowfall in Boulder and Escalante caused multiple outages on Saturday. The Boulder transmission line went off as a transmission cross-arm was broken and was replaced by Snowcat access. Power was on and off throughout the night of Saturday, November 23.
Members in Hanksville also experienced a power outage for three or four hours on Saturday. Heavy snow caused an insulator on the line to break. Crews were able to isolate this problem and made repairs quickly.
We are thankful for the patience Garkane members showed as crews worked tirelessly in miserable conditions to make the needed repairs throughout Garkane’s service territory. Garkane also thanks the employees for the efforts and we are sorry for the inconvenience to our member/customers.
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