Emergency repairs necessary in a Rocky Mountain Power substation have resulted in power disruptions in Wellsville, Mendon and Nibley. The disruptions in Wellsville and Mendon are impacting 2,800 Rocky Mountain Power customers with a complete outage that began at 10 p.m. Thursday and is expected to last until 6 a.m. Friday morning. The disruption in Nibley is limited to the city’s water system at the main well.
Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Paul Murphy said customers were notified of the outages by phone calls and text messages to phone numbers associated with residential accounts. Residents of Nibley were notified on the city’s website and through social media and were asked to shut off their sprinkler systems overnight.
“If too much water is used,” the notice said, “the city will need to use its emergency generator to power the well.”
Given the noise of the generator, ear plugs have been made available to Nibley residents living near 250 W. and 3650 S. and may be picked up at the park near the well.
Murphy said emergency repair crews are making every effort to minimize the duration of the outage in Wellsville and Mendon. He said the repairs could only be made with a power disruption and were necessary to repair damaged equipment and improve service in the area.
“We are sorry about the disruption and recognize the inconvenience when the power goes out,” he said, “but it’s necessary to do the repairs now rather than wait until later when the problem becomes worse.”
Residents of Wellsville, Mendon and Nibley may receive power disruption updates by calling 888-221-7070. New outages may be reported at 877-508-5088. Information about preparedness during power outages and other emergencies is available at www.rockymountainpower.net.