WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Residents of West Valley City spent their Wednesday waiting for the lights to come back on. It was one of the areas hit hard by down power lines.
According to Rocky Mountain Power, as of Wednesday afternoon more than 800 West Valley City residents were without power after a utility pole caught fire around 3:45 a.m. By 9 p.m., the number of those without power climbed to more than 2,000 after a vehicle ran into a utility pole.
“My wife has been home all day and she hasn’t been able to do ironing or laundry or things that she would normally do,” said resident Charles Little.
Little has tried his best to cope without electricity.
“Here is our little bag of dry ice hopefully keeping our refrigerator a little bit cooler,” said Little as he walked FOX 13 News through his Rawhide Drive home.
Little is especially worried about the seniors in this neighborhood.