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Rocky Mountain Power prepares for impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power is preparing for the impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary as it moves through Utah and Idaho today.

The storm is expected to bring strong winds and thunderstorms, particularly along the Wasatch Front. According to a press release issued by Rocky Mountain Power yesterday, the company has crews ready to respond to weather-related outages and restoration efforts.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Salt Lake City area throughout Tuesday night.

The power company also issued a reminder to customers to treat all downed wires as live and dangerous. Avoid downed trees and powerlines and keep pets away from those areas.

To report an outage, call Customer Care at 877-508-5088, use the Rocky Mountain Power app or text OUT to 759677 to receive updates during the restoration process. You can view the Rocky Mountain Power outage map at rockymountainpower.net/outages.

The National Weather Service Salt Lake City issued a warning yesterday that there is an increased risk of flash flooding for southern Utah National parks and recreation areas through Tuesday. For the most up to date conditions, check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading out.

Photo: National Weather Service Salt Lake City

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