Teton Village/ Airport Outage update
Jackson, WY (2-8-17 8:04 am) Major outage that began yesterday evening near Teton Village. Seventeen transmission poles buckled on the Moose-Wilson road causing a major outage in Teton County.
The current game plan this morning is to clear snow to gain access to each transmission pole and then begin erecting temporary wooden poles.
The cause for the downed transmission lines are still not yet known though the area is experiencing higher than normal wind gusts (up to 90+ mph).
We currently estimate 3,500-4,000 customers are without power as of this writing. The areas affected include Teton Village, the airport, Solitude, John Dodge and Bar B Bar.
We began re-routing power last night – we expect power to be out for at least several days in some areas.
All Lower Valley Energy crews have been dispatched along with crews from 5 neighboring utilities heading here to assist.