By Liz Wood 

High winds knock out Valley Power


Wind was the culprit causing the power outage that affected part of Saratoga and the southern part of the Valley Saturday afternoon.

High winds caused the 7.2 KiloVolt (KV) line to break at the Cow Creek distribution line, which only affected a few people, according to Carbon Power and Light’s General Manager Chuck Larsen.

Another problem that caused a major outage affected Carbon’s 34.5 KV sub-transmission line that serves the Crow and Encampment substations, Larsen said. The linemen sectionalized the line south of the Highway 130/230 junction within in an hour which restored power to...

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