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  • Original file date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015, ID:xiixbu

    OGDEN — Heavy thunderstorms pushed through Utah cities north of Salt Lake Tuesday evening, causing one power outage and multiple vehicles to hydroplane due to the downpour. The National Weather Service issued a weather advisory at 5:55 p.m. that detailed a line of strong thunderstorms capable of pea-size hail and 40-55 mph winds. Doppler radar indicated that the storm stretched from six miles northwest of Summit Park to 11 miles southwest of Hooper and was moving eastward at 30 mph. By 6:20 p.m. the daunting weather prompted a flood advisory for south-central Weber, northeastern Davis and west-central Morgan counties. That advisory expired at 7:15 p.m. The storm caused a power outage in Eden and Liberty about 6:30 p.m., leaving approximately 2,619 residents without power until its estimated restoration at 9:00 p.m., according to Rocky Mountain Power’s website. Weber dispatch confirmed that a tree fell onto a power line due to the high winds. Weber and Davis dispatchers also said that there were some vehicle accidents that were possibly caused by hydroplaning, as well as some storm drains that backed up due to the rain. The amount of rainfall is unknown as of 7:20 p.m. Contact reporter Taylor Hintz at 801-625-4231 or thintz@standard.net. Follow on Twitter @TaylorHintz.


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