UPDATE 7:09 pm – Power was restored to all but 8 customers before 6:00 p.m. The lightning strike damaged two power poles. The remaining 8 customers will be out while repairs are being completed. Rocky Mountain Power expects to have the remaining impacted customers power back on by about 9 p.m.
UPDATE: The cause of an ongoing transmission interruption has been determined to be lightning. There are 3,053 customers in Rock Springs without power. Crews are working to make repairs and Rocky Mountain Power estimate that power will be restored by 7:30 p.m. Updates and outage safety information are available on our website at rockymountainpower.net/outage or on mobile devices at rockymountainpower.net/mobile.
ROCK SPRINGS — There are a total of more than 3,000 customers without power in Rock Springs right now. The outages started around 3:30 p.m. crews are still working to confirm the cause, but lightning is a possibility.