Teton Village/Airport Update – 9:40am
Jackson, WY (2-8-17 9:40 am) Major outage that began yesterday evening near Teton Village. Seventeen steel transmission poles buckled on the Moose-Wilson road causing a major outage in Teton County.
We expect Teton Village to be out of power for 5-7 days.
The current game plan this today is:
- to clear snow to gain access to each transmission pole and then begin erecting temporary wooden poles
- re-route power, hopefully at least on an intermittent basis, to the airport area this afternoon
The cause for the downed transmission lines are still not yet known though the area experienced higher than normal wind gusts (up to 90+ mph).
All Lower Valley Energy crews have been dispatched along with crews from 5 neighboring utilities heading here to assist.