CEDAR CITY, Utah — Due to elevated wildfire conditions and an incoming storm front that is forecasted to bring high, gusty winds, Rocky Mountain Power is advising customers of potential service interruptions. The developing weather conditions are forecasted to last between Friday and Sunday in areas of southern and central Utah.
With a combination of extremely dry fuels, gusting winds and other wildfire conditions, Rocky Mountain Power may proactively shut off power to reduce the risk of a utility-caused wildfire. The company has deployed additional personnel and resources to inspect lines and monitor weather impacts to the system.
“Our system is built to withstand most weather events, but extreme weather is unpredictable and can cause damage in any season,” said Curt Mansfield, Rocky Mountain Power senior vice president of power delivery. “Public safety is our highest priority, and we stand prepared to take measures to reduce the chance of a wildfire.”
Elevated high winds are also forecasted for a majority of communities in northern Utah and could cause weather-related service interruptions.
In the event of an outage, restoration times could be longer than normal as personnel inspect lines and equipment. These measures are intended to promote public safety, and Rocky Mountain Power appreciates the patience of customers.
Visit rockymountainpower.net/wildfiresafety for additional information on wildfire mitigation practices.