KAYSVILLE — Most of eastern Kaysville and parts of the west side of the city were without power most of Saturday and I-15 access was closed after an alleged intoxicated driver struck a power pole early Saturday morning, knocking electric lines across the freeway.
Power in some areas is not expected to be returned until Sunday morning, according to Mayor Steve Hiatt. Approximately 2,000 residents were without power.
Kaysville police said the accident happened about 4 a.m. The 26-year old driver, Jason Exley, was transported to a local hospital as a precaution and was released to police. He was booked into the Davis County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and reckless driving.2 comments on this story
Interstate 15 remained open, but Exit 328 in both directions was shut down as debris and power lines were cleared and temporary power restored on Main Street, the mayor said. UDOT delivered generators to the area to power traffic signals.
"Crews are... trying to get as many people on as possible," Hiatt said.
A number of local businesses were forced to close due to the outage, which also forced the cancellation of the city's Veterans Day celebration.
Officials said the freeway was to be closed at 200 North overnight from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews repair power lines and work to restore electricity to all Kaysville residents.