The electric power was out for several hours in a small section of Bountiful Friday.

"We've been sitting here with no lights or heat since about 9 this morning," Susan Greenhalgh, Bountiful, told the Deseret News Friday night. "It's cold and dark and very, very irritating."About 40 homes in a three-block area near the southeast bench of the city were effected by the outage.

"It took awhile because an underground wire burned up," a spokesman for Bountiful Utilities said. "We had to take it out and replace it, but the power's on now."

The cause of the damage to the wire was unknown, he said, but power was restored about 8:45 p.m.