Wyoming Windstorm Downs Power Lines, Teton Village Without Power
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wind storm is suspected of downing 17 utility poles along the Moose-Wilson Road, causing a major power outage in Teton County.
Lower Valley Energy says the outage began Tuesday night and affects 3,500 to 4,000 customers in Teton Village, the Jackson Hole Airport and three subdivisions.
The company said it began re-routing power Tuesday night, but the outage could extend for several days in some areas.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was closed Wednesday. Spokeswoman Anna Cole says the resort's heavy equipment and personnel will be helping to clear snow so repair crews can access power lines.
The power outage led to the cancellation of several flights at Jackson Hole Airport on Tuesday. The airport was operating with a generator on Wednesday.