Power outage affects entire south end of Cache Valley

A widespread power outage affected more than 9,100 Rocky Mountain Power customers throughout the south end of Cache Valley Monday afternoon. Power went out just after 2 p.m. in Wellsville, Providence, River Heights, Mendon, Nibley, Young Ward, College Ward, areas of south Logan and portions of Hyrum. According to Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Jeff Hymas, “we know that something happened to affect power delivery to more than one of our substations in the area. We do have crews on site investigating. Once we know the exact cause we will work on getting power back on.”Power was restored at 3:06 p.m. The cause of the outage is still not specifically known. According to Hymas, a circuit breaker tripped at 2:07 p.m. at the Green Canyon substation. The breaker is one of the protective devices in place to preserve the power grid. Hymas says crews were unable to determine the specific cause of the trip and started turning power back on shortly after 3 p.m.Because of the outage, several traffic lights on the south end of Logan went out, causing traffic problems as not everyone treated the intersection as a four-way stop. Police officers were dispatched to several intersections near schools to manage traffic. The flashing lights warning of school zone crossings were out just as school was letting out.

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