SOUTHERN UTAH – Power service and roads continue to face problems Monday morning following weekend wind, rain, lightning and snow across the region.
In Cedar City, Rocky Mountain Power is reporting approximately 504 customers without power, down from 6,731 Sunday. The outages are weather-related problems associated with a storm that began Saturday night with excessive winds, rain, lightning and even snow in the higher elevations, Rocky Mountain Power Spokesperson Margaret Oler said Sunday.
Crews are on site with repairs underway. The power company does not have an estimated time of restoration as of Monday morning.
UDOT road advisories
Interstate 15 at mile post 75
Northbound and southbound Interstate 15 will be closed at mile post 75 Monday for about 20 minutes, beginning at 8 a.m., for Rocky Mountain Power’s purposes. Motorists should expect delays and are urged by Utah Department of Transportation to use alternate routes. UPDATE 8:55 a.m. this advisory has been removed from UDOT’s advisories.
State route 143 at mile posts 18-27
State Route 143 is closed from mile posts 18-27, Brian Head to Mammoth Creek, due to road weather conditions.
State Routes 14 and 148
State Route 148 over Cedar Breaks is closed until Tuesday due to weather effects. State Routes 14 and 148 will experience closures throughout the week for hazardous tree mitigation being performed by UDOT crews in conjunction with the Dixie National Forest. Read more: UDOT, Dixie National Forest mitigate bug-kill trees; traffic impacts.
Interstate 70 just east of the I-15 junction, and over Ivie
Motorists on I-70 just east of the I-15 junction over Clear Creek Summit and over Ivie Creek Summit, east of Salina, may experience patchy ice through about 8 a.m. Monday.
Other mountain routes
Summits on state Route 153 summit east of Beaver, state Route 143 east of Parowan and state Route 14 east of Cedar City may experience blowing snow and road snow through Monday afternoon. Likewise, on state Route 25 to Fish Lake, state Route 72 over Hogan Summit north of Loa, and state Route 12 over Boulder Summit south of Torrey.
Light road snow and patchy ice are expected to be a threat for summits on state Route 20 east of I-15 mile post 95, and state Route 24 over Wayne between I-70 and Loa.
Visit the Web page linked here or northern Utah traffic advisories.
For road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation:
- Visit UDOT’s Road Weather Alerts
- Visit UDOT’s Current Road Conditions
- Obtain UDOT’s smartphone travel app.
- UDOT, Dixie National Forest mitigate bug-kill trees; traffic impacts
- UPDATE: Over 6,000 people without power in Cedar City
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