- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Schools are closed, but an official says electricity is back on for about 4,000 Tooele County homes and businesses left in the dark when a freight train snagged a storm-downed transmission line and pulled down dozens of power poles.

The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/2dl5DcV ) reports that Stansbury High and Rose Springs and Stansbury Park elementary schools are closed Monday in the Tooele School District due to the outage.

Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen says crews worked through the night to restore power in Erda, Lake Point and Stansbury Park.

Eskelsen says a portable generator is also being brought in, but rotating outages may be used to avoid overloading the system or damaging customer equipment due to voltage fluctuations.

North Tooele Fire District officials say strong winds caused the line to fall onto tracks Sunday, where it was caught by the train.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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