SALT LAKE CITY — A heavy windstorm is affecting parts of the Wasatch Front Tuesday morning, causing power outages, storm-related damage and forcing the closure of schools in several districts.
As of 7:45 a.m., Rocky Mountain Power reports more than 58,000 outages in northern Utah. Click here for details on the outages.
The National Weather Service reports wind gusts in excess of 70 mph have been recorded in Salt Lake City, Farmington, Layton and Brigham City.
According to NWS, gusts of 74 mph or greater are considered hurricane-force winds.
Hurricane-force winds have been recorded in Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Willard, Brigham City, Salt Lake City and at Logan Peak Tuesday morning.
SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS:
- Cache County School District – School delayed by two hours.
- Davis School District – All classes canceled for the day.
- Highmarks Charter School – All classes canceled for the day.
- Ogden School District – All classes canceled for the day.
- Weber School District – All classes canceled for the day.
- Weber State University – All classes canceled until noon.
The Utah Highway Patrol is restricting travel for semitrailers in Davis, Ogden and Weber Counties “after a number have blown over due to the high winds in the area.”
A UHP spokesman said a total of five semitrailers blew over in the three counties.
UHP also reports there are trees and low power lines blocking highways and interstates in some areas.
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