Power crews worked through the night Friday to restore electricity to thousands of Wasatch Front residents who were left in the dark during severe afternoon thunderstorms.
The largest outages began just after 5:40 p.m. Friday and affected the Capitol Hill and Federal Heights neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Ohler said Saturday that the outages were related to the windy weather.
More than 7,000 people were without power as a result of the outages. Ohler said crews restored power to about half of those people about two hours later, at 7:44 p.m. By 2:10 a.m., the remaining customers also had electricity flowing again.