File photo shows rain at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Valley View Drive in St. George, Utah, on September 1, 2023.Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News.
ST. George —On Sunday morning, it started raining and thunder could be heard in the distance. It was a pleasant morning for those decorating Christmas trees. That was until the twinkling light in the tree suddenly went out. And so was the heater.
“We’re calling this a mass outage issue because we know at least 500 customers are affected,” said Rene Fleming with City of St. George Energy Services.
Fleming told the St. George News that crews are working hard to restore power as quickly as possible and asked for the patience of area residents.
“As the storm was blowing through, several breakers opened,” Fleming said. “However, we are currently inspecting the power lines to ensure there are no safety issues and will begin restoring power as soon as we know any potential issues have been investigated.”
She said she has been flooded with calls, but there is no website or phone number to track and provide information about the outage. Crews are working hard to restore power and are unable to take calls at this time.
“We want everyone to know that our crews will respond as quickly as possible,” she said.
Updated at 10:35 a.m. — Fleming said in a text message to St. George News that power has been restored to most customers. Crews are still working to restore all customers, but “most customers should be back in service,” Fleming said.
Updated at 10:45 a.m. — Rene Fleming of St. George Energy Services reported that power has been restored to all customers.
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