A 30-minute power outage in the city snarled commuter traffic on 35th South for a time but had little other effect Tuesday.

The outage occurred about 4:30 p.m. when a truck snagged cable television lines being strung in the area and caused them to become entangled in power lines, causing power to short out.A Utah Power & Light Co. dispatcher said power was out in an area from 46th West to 72nd West and from 31st South to 41st South.