Dump truck knocks down several power poles in Provo, outage may last 24 hrs

Local (Wasatch Front)

PROVO (ABC4 News)- Some Provo residents will be without power for about 24 hours after officials say a dump truck took down six power poles.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. on Monday near 1300 West 1600 North.

Courtesy: Provo City Power

Crews will be working from south to north, so they say some will get power restored before the 24 hours is up.

  • Here are some food safety tips from the FDA for those who choose to stay home:
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.
  • The refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened.
  • A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.
  • Buy dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as possible if the power is going to be out for a prolonged period of time. Fifty pounds of dry ice should keep an 18 cubic foot, fully stocked freezer cold for two days.
  • If you plan to eat refrigerated or frozen meat, poultry, fish, or eggs while they are still at safe temperatures, it is important that each item is thoroughly cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature to ensure that any foodborne bacteria that may be present are destroyed. However, if at any point the food was above 40º F for 2 hours or more (or 1 hour if temperatures are above 90 º F) — discard it.

For the latest on the outage, follow the Provo City Power Facebook page.

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