Salt Lake City Goes Powerless

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, August 25, 2010


SALT LAKE CITY ( The residents of Salt Lake City in Utah had to stay without power on Sunday night and Monday night much to their disgust owing to a thunderstorm that wrecked the region. The storm had a wind speed of 75 mph and it caused massive power outage in northern Utah on Sunday, the authorities confirmed. A leading newspaper reported that almost 12000 establishments went powerless because the storm toppled a number of trees in the region and the power lines got snapped. Even the Salt Lake City International Airport was hit by the storm and 10 flights had to be detoured the airport authorities said. The residents of the Southern part of salt Lake City were badly hit. An American Red Cross spokesperson said that the mighty wind ripped off an apartment roof.

While the speed of the storm was 75mph in Salt Lake City Nevada was hit by a strong wind gushing at 50 to 60 mph. Steve Rogowski a meteorologist said that the humid and hot air in the region was hit by a dry, cold air mass which resulted in the creation of the thunderstorm. The residents had to stay without power for hours and it caused severe inconvenience for them. The utility crews struggled through the night to restore power to the establishments but even on Monday morning many residents reported that power was not restored in some regions.

Dave Eskelsen the Rocky Mountain Power spokesman said power was being restored in Salt Lake City but some customers may have to stay without power for longer period. Power lines were snapped in a number of locations.

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