Rocky Mountain Power expects weather conditions Saturday will require a Public Safety Power Shutoff in high-fire risk areas near the communities of Sundance and Summit Park. The outages would affect about 1,800 customers in these two areas.
The measure is a proactive effort to limit wildfire risk in the face of hazardous weather conditions during an extended dry period. Current area forecasts continue to show low humidity, dry vegetation and an increase in sustained winds and gusts.
“With the extremely dry conditions and the possibility of high wind gusts, we want to take every precaution to protect these mountain communities,” said Curt Mansfield, Rocky Mountain Power vice president of transmission and distribution. “Our teams will continue to be on location to monitor weather and power lines so we can respond quickly to any issues.”
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.
Rocky Mountain Power encourages customers to be prepared making sure contact information is updated and the company has your correct phone number and email address on file.
Customers in the areas affected will receive follow-up notifications in advance should a shut-off event be initiated. 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.
In the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff, Rocky Mountain Power will re-energize the lines after weather conditions have subsided and inspections are complete.
Visit rockymountainpower.net/wildfiresafety for additional information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs and wildfire mitigation practices.