WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Wild wind ripped through parts of the valley Monday causing quite a lot of damage in the process. Crews were still at work Monday night in West Jordan cleaning up after a microburst.
The gust destroyed a total of 37 transmission lines along S.R. 111. The lines also tangled up and took down a traffic light at the New Bingham Highway intersection.
“Just like dominoes just popping going down the road,” said Ron Jones, a farmer working who saw the microburst while working from his field.
Rocky Mountain Power says around 3,000 users were without power but it's now restored.
For about an hour and a half the lines were live causing emergency crews to block off the area and stay back themselves.
“There's a natural tendency for people to want to look and see, pretty unique event for us but it's best we just have to keep everyone back,” said Battalion Chief Reed Scharman, West Jordan Fire.
The lines are no longer live, but the roads remain closed as they remove debris.
S.R. 111 is closed from 8400 South to 10200 South. New Bingham Highway is also closed from 5600 West to Copperton. Those wanting to travel to Kennecott are advised to take Old Bingham Highway.