After closely monitoring dry, windy weather conditions throughout the week, Rocky Mountain Power ended its Public Safety Power Shutoff watch late Saturday afternoon for high-fire risk areas near the Utah communities of Sundance and Summit Park. Weather conditions did not necessitate a power shutoff.
The weather watch and line patrol was part of a proactive effort to provide situational awareness in the face of hazardous weather conditions during an extended dry period. Area forecasts continue to show low humidity, dry vegetation and an increase in sustained winds and gusts, but conditions are not expected to reach PSPS thresholds.
“Our top priority is the safety of our communities,” said Curt Mansfield, Rocky Mountain Power vice president of transmission and distribution. “We appreciate the patience and cooperation of our customers and emergency response partners throughout this effort.”
Public Safety Power Shutoff events are part of the utility’s comprehensive wildfire prevention plan, which includes additional safety inspections, upgrades to the grid system, and weather stations to monitor for hazardous conditions.
Customers in the watch areas have received notifications throughout the event. For all non-emergency questions about the Public Safety Power Shutoff watch, customers and the public should call Rocky Mountain Power at 1-888-221-7070.
Visit rockymountainpower.net/wildfiresafety for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs and wildfire mitigation practices.