UPDATE: Power restored

It was a long, hot and frustrating weekend for nearly two-thousand residents of Iron County who were without electricity.

A catastrophic failure at the Parowan Valley Substation early Saturday morning, resulting in a black-out in Parowan, Parowan Valley, Paragonah and the town Brian Head.

According to Rocky Mountain Power, electricity was finally restored to all residents at about 5AM Monday morning.


Thousands of people were without power Saturday and Sunday following a loss of transmission at a substation, according to Rocky Mountain Power.

At its height, the power outage impacted 2,100 Rocky Mountain Power customers.

By Sunday morning, the number of those impacted by the power outage had fallen to about 1,800.

Rocky Mountain Power issued a statement to ABC4 News:

Rocky Mountain Power crews have been working since early Saturday morning to restore power to customers in the Brian Head and Parowan areas after a critical component on a transformer failed in the Parowan substation.

Overnight, crews were able to bring in a generator to manage critical load. Currently, the team is working on the possible use of additional generators​ in an effort to restore power to as many customers as possible while repairs are being made​. ​

Currently 1,867 customers are affected. Rocky Mountain Power expects repairs to be completed around midnight tonight.

The company apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates customers’ patience during the repair process.

Customers can receive updated outage information by texting the word “STAT” to 759677.​​


Residents have been reaching out to Rocky Mountain Power over social media, asking for updates and when the power will return.

Rocky Mountain Power hoped to have the equipment problem fixed and power returned to the area by 8 p.m. Sunday, but the estimated time was pushed back to midnight.

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