Rocky Mountain Power is monitoring weather conditions in high-fire risk areas around Cedar City and may issue a public safety power shutoff Thursday.

According to a press release, the measure is a proactive effort to mitigate wildfire risk in the face of hazardous weather conditions, including low humidity, dry vegetation and sustained winds and gusts.

Current Cedar City-area forecasts indicate power shutoff thresholds for those conditions could be reached Thursday morning.

Public safety power shutoff events are part of the utility company’s comprehensive wildfire prevention plan, which includes additional safety inspections, upgrades to the grid system and weather stations to monitor for hazardous conditions.

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