Rocky Mountain Power ends Public Safety Power Shutoff watch for areas in Iron and Washington counties

May 21, 2021

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Areas in Iron and Washington counties were under a Public Safety Power Shutoff watch issued by Rocky Mountain Power Wednesday evening. Real-time weather observation and station measurements indicated weather conditions diminished late Friday. While areas of strong winds did occur, real time field observations of the electrical system combined with weather data did not necessitate a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding during this watch event” says Curtis Mansfield, senior vice president of operations. “Turning off power to customers is not something we take lightly and would only perform as a last resort for public safety.”

Customers under the watch were notified that it has ended.  

High winds are forecasted this weekend throughout the state, which could cause weather-related outages. The company is also taking additional safety precautions due to increased fire conditions and in the event of a power outage, employees will inspect lines and facilities for safety before power is restored, which could result in longer outages. The company urges customers to follow emergency management official recommendations to have a plan and be prepared.

Visit rockymountainpower.net/psps for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs and company wildfire mitigation practices and updates.